PAWEL ABBOTT and Junior Mendes are going so well, do you think we could end up with two 20-goal strikers this season? Gerry, Linthwaite
Jacko says: IF they maintain their current form and the team continue to impress going forward, then there's no reason why not.
I said at the start of the season that we needed a striker to score between 20 and 25 goals to ensure we did well, and now we've got two strikers on target to achieve that mark.
I will be incredibly disappointed if Pav doesn't make it, as he's more than half way there already, and Junior could easily do it with the form he's in at the moment.
If he doesn't get 15 at least, I'll be disappointed, and if they both get more than 20 then we should be right up there in the table.
It's important, though, to remember that it's not just up to the strikers. The whole team have to make a contribution and if the team aren't playing well, then it's much harder for the strikers to come up with the goods.
The strikers rely on strong support, particularly from the energy and pace of Carss and Brandon in midfield, for example, and the drive of Worthington.
There's also the flank play of Lloyd and Holdsworth to take into consideration and how solid the three centre-backs are to allow all this to happen.
We are not a one-man team just because Pav is out in front in the goalscoring charts, and we are not a two-man operation just because Junior is scoring a goal a game as well right now.
What we achieved last year and what we are achieving this year is because of a real team effort.
HOW much contact do the Academy players have with the first team and could they benefit from some joint coaching sessions? Martin, Manchester
Jacko says: THERE is no sort of regular training together because the Academy often use The Barn on Leeds Road while we are up at Storthes Hall.
On weeks when there is no Reserve game, we often play the Academy against the second team, mixing them up a little bit.
The Academy lads are also on duty at first-team games when possible, helping out behind the scenes and getting used to what it all involves.
If someone is doing well, we will invite them to join the senior players for training, too, while I watch as many of the age-group games as I possible can.
Last week I watched the Under 10, Under 12 and Under 14 teams playing Leeds United and it was great to see all the young lads representing the club in their blue and white stripes.
I was amazed at the organisation of it all and there must have been 500 people watching the games.
WHEN training, what is David Mirfin doing to improve his passing, because with improved passing he could be an even bigger asset? Martin, Manchester
Jacko says: I AGREE.
While David Mirfin is strong and quick and brave in the air, the only thing that's letting him down at the moment is his passing and distribution.
I am sure it will improve as he plays more games at senior level, but he is already doing some extra work after training with the help of Steve Yates and Efe Sodje to ping some more accurate passes.
If Mirf improves on his passing, then I've no doubt he will enhance his reputation as one of the best teenage defenders in the country, no doubt whatsoever.
IS it a nightmare selecting from a full squad and how do you deal with the players who are being left out? Malcolm, e-mail
Jacko says: I ALWAYS want a full and fit squad because that gives us the best chance of doing well.
The thing about this squad is that while those who are left out are naturally disappointed, they stick together.
They are all in the dressing room before every game. At some clubs the players left out are allowed to go away and sulk, but that doesn't happen here.
Everyone is in the huddle before we go out onto the pitch and then, afterwards, all the players are back together either for congratulations or commiserations.
Win, lose or draw, we are all in there together.
If I am going to make a change to the team, I generally tell the lads on the Friday and, before I announce it to the squad, I pull the players concerned to one side and tell them individually why I'm doing what I'm doing.
This is what I did with Steve Yates before bringing David Mirfin back into the side against MK Dons.
I always encourage them to keep their chins up, though, because I know we are going to need them at some stage in the future, maybe even for the next game.
The only player missing when we played Tranmere, for instance, was Danny Schofield - but that was because I'd sent him to work in the club shop as an extra punishment as he completed his suspension.
NOW you are a manager, do you miss playing? Jen, Lowerhouses
Jacko says: I DON'T miss it at all.
When I was playing, I clocked up over 700 League and Cup appearances and thoroughly enjoyed my careeer.
It was great, I played alongside some brilliant players and had a fantastic lifestyle through playing football, but being a manager beats it.
Lots of people say their playing days were easily the best, but not me.
What I've got now is far better.
ISN'T it time to give John McAliskey a chance? Sitting on the bench can't be doing his confidence any good at all. Tracy Sanderson, West Yorks
Jacko says: MACCA is certainly not down on his confidence and he'll be back, he just has to be patient and wait for an opportunity.
John did incredibly well last year to come from nowhere and not only make the first team, but make a valuable contribution and show his ability as a goalscorer.
At the moment Abbott and Mendes have got the first-team shirts and Boothy is knocking on the door with his experience.
There's also Akpo Sodje pressing his claims with nine goals in the nine starts he's made, but Macca is still very much a part of what we are doing here.
He just needs to be patient and work hard in training, but he WILL be back - guaranteed!
IS there any chance of Nico Vaesen returning on loan? Gary Yates, e-mail
Jacko says: I BROUGHT Nico here in the first place and he proved a great investment for the club, but I don't think he will be coming back.
Strangely enough, I did inquire about bringing Nico back to the club last season, before I signed Paul Rachubka on loan from Charlton.
I know that I've got to address the goalkeeping situation because of Ian Gray's injury, but the player I want to bring in won't be available until next week.
There is no point rushing a signing just to bring someone in for the sake of it, because Boothy can go in goal as an emergency measure should we need him to. He certainly wouldn't need a push to take over.
Phil Senior has never let me down, though, and he's got the first-team shirt at the moment.