WITH the suspensions of Abbott and Booth, who will you play up front? Will Danny Schofield be one of your choices? Tracy Sanderson, Huddersfield

Jacko says: I WILL be handing a full debut to John McAliskey when the two suspensions kick in.

Young Macca has come on in a couple of games and scored a goal, so he now has to make that step up to the starting line-up.

John has done extremely well and I've been very pleased with him.

He has come out of the Academy with very little Reserve team experience and has shown that he can take it in his stride.

He seems to have adjusted well to training with the first team after working with John Dungworth's squad in the earlier part of the season and he has settled into the situation very well.

As we know, Danny has had a more attacking station in the last couple of games, which helped bring him goals against Swansea, and I think if you ask his preferred position, it would be up front.

Danny is an obvious option, and I have to say that it's a big disappointment not to be able to call on Iffy Onuora.

He is very down about the way things have turned out, because he was desperate to do well for his first pro club, having returned from Tranmere 10 years after leaving.

It just brings the selection of our strikers into sharper focus, and also our disappointment about what happened to Pawel Abbott and Andy Booth at Orient.

I'm not going to go into the whole thing again here, but we honestly don't believe either of them deserved to be sent off and we marked the referee accordingly, with five out of 100.

I have seen some bad refereeing performances in my time, but I can honestly say that last Saturday's by Trevor Parkes was the worst.

If people are going to be booked and sent off for the offences my players are supposed to have committed, then we are going to be finishing matches early because there are no players left.

With 11 men on the pitch, I honestly believe we would have won the match, but at least the lads showed tremendous character and determination to earn a draw and, if we continue in that vein, I'm sure we will achieve what we want from this season.

ARE you taking us all the way to the Premier Division? Town fan, e-mail

Jacko says: WHEN I was last at this club as manager we were competing with the likes of Charlton, Wolves, Ipswich, Man City and Middlesbrough for exactly that honour.

Since then, the club has suffered a couple of relegations and, last summer, was on its knees to such an extent that many people didn't expect us to stand up again, let alone start running towards promotion at the first attempt.

The fact of the matter is that I've got 15 months on my contract here and I need success.

If anyone had said at the start of this season that we would make it into the play-offs, then I think most people would have accepted that as a good season and one in which we had achieved success, considering where we started back in July.

Now, we have a great chance of going up automatically and, if we realise that, it will be a fantastic achievement for myself, the players and all the staff at the club.

If we can get this great football club on a roll, though, who knows where it will stop?

With the fan base and all the goodwill we've got, we could achieve anything - and our objective is to go as far as we can.

You only have to look at a couple of clubs around us to see what can be done.

Doncaster came up last season from the Conference and they've just kept on going.

Yeovil have also had a good deal of success since coming into the League and Rotherham, just down the road, came from the Third to the First in very quick time not so long ago.

Who is to say we can't do something similar?

I am certainly delighted with the squad this season and the way they have played, and we have already achieved one of my main targets for this season.

I wanted all the fans to be proud of their club and to be proud of wearing blue and white stripes again, and I know they are.

The same goes for the players, who have given me everything.

HOW do you think David Mirfin has done since coming in for Clarkey? e-mail

Jacko says: FIRST of all, Nathan Clarke is probably the best young central defender in the lower divisions, so replacing him is a big job for anybody.

I felt at the start of the season that Clarkey was going to be miles away with his fitness after such a long time out through injury, and I didn't even pencil him in until Christmas when I was thinking about things in pre-season.

Since coming back against Southend, though, he has never looked back and it was a massive blow to us when he got injured against Rochdale and was basically ruled out for the season.

Enter Big Mirf who, at 18, has the ability to be anything in this game that he wants to be.

It has helped, of course, that he has stepped in alongside an experienced duo in Efe Sodje and Steve Yates, who are playing very well together, but Mirf is strong and pacy, he reads the game well and his attitude is excellent.

I also have to say that he provided me with probably the most exciting moment of my managerial career.

That was when he went on as a striker at York and set up one goal before scoring the clincher.

When he was lining up to come on, I could hear someone in the crowd saying `Jackson is bringing on a defender: he's going for a point'.

Nothing could be further from the truth, and it was unforgettable how Mirf blitzed them in those final few minutes.

It was a brilliant moment and every bit as good as when Paul Dalton scored that long-range goal against Stoke City to clinch my first win as a manager.

HAS Phil Senior recovered fully from his shoulder injury and, while Rachubka has done well, do you think Phil will get back in the side this season? Tracy Sanderson, Huddersfield

Jacko says: THE biggest problem I've had with Paul Rachubka is pronouncing his surname!

He is enjoying his time with us, he has settled in well and because we have defended so well, he hadn't been tested fully until last Saturday.

His record of three goals conceded in six matches speaks for itself, really, and he did produce a man-of-the-match display at Orient which helped us get the point.

I am certainly not ruling Phil out, though, because he has also played well this season and been rewarded with a contract extension.

I have been delighted with Phil, he is a great lad to have around the club and he is part of our future.

I just felt it was time to give him a little rest and, to Phil's credit, he hasn't got his head down once.

He understands the situation and, should anything happen to Paul, it's great to know Phil is there on the bench and itching to get back into the first-team action.

WHY don't we vary our kick-off routine and maybe attack straight down the middle of the pitch? Graham Brown, Holmfirth

Jacko says: THE idea of looking for a big man wide and down the field is to put immediate pressure on the opposition.

If it breaks down or goes for a throw, at least they are immediately pushed back in their own half.

I've seen too many kick-off moves break down before they are out of the centre circle, and that just hands the initiative to your opposition.

WILL you look at buying any wingers in summer? Graham Brown, Holmfirth

Jacko says: WE have had great success with 3-5-2 even though I started out playing wingers.

All I'll be doing in summer, assuming we are promoted, is trying to bring in players within the budget who are good enough to take us into the First Division. The only way to progress is by improving your squad.