CHANGE tactics, buy new players, change formation and then we might start winning!

What is up with all the doom and gloom merchants?

They should be supporting Torquay or Mansfield.

We have 31 points and sit equal second in League I.

We have a very talented squad of players, but from the comments of some people you would think we were nearer League II, not the Championship!

Saturday was a bad result but we drew and it has gone.

Seven points out of the next nine and we will be back at the top.

Tinker with nothing.

Get Worthington back in midfield and we will soon be back to winning ways.

Dave

Halifax

One to watch

A DISAPPOINTING performance from Town on Saturday but by no means the end of the world with three key players absent.

I think the player we are crying out for most was playing for Swindon.

That's Andy Gurney, who scored the penalty.

He ran everything in midfield and in my opinion would be ideal for us.

He sat just in front of the back four, won the ball and played it simple.

He's on loan from Swansea and if funds become available for Mr Jackson in January then I think he'd be someone to consider.

Jack

Dalton

Holdsworth move

I THINK Andy Holdsworth might be worth a go on the right of midfield.

He isn't a natural full-back as he dives in too much.

Maybe we could move David Mirfin to right-back and push Holdsworth forward.

I also think there's a case for the 3-5-2 system returning, though Danny Adams lacks the pace to play left wing-back.

We are all assuming that Adnan Ahmed will get his place back, but Peter Jackson suggested otherwise when asked in the Ask Jacko column a month or so back, I seem to remember.

Rich

Huddersfield

Too lightweight

I THINK it was clear to see on Saturday just how lightweight and too similar we are in midfield.

We have too many fancy players like Schofield, Brandon and even Carss and not somebody who is a holding midfielder - except Worthington and Ahmed!

We have too many attacking midfielders and the defence is getting bombarded and overrun.

It also seems to me that we lack somebody with real raw pace up front who can terrorise defences.

Steve

Leeds

Keep Pav central

PAWEL ABBOTT is best when he sticks to a strip about the width of the posts.

He can make chances for himself in those positions and also for others in that channel.

When he goes out wide, normally it is a sign that he is either disinterested or frustrated with the service he thinks he is getting.

All players have a role in the team and Pav is our main goalscorer, not our midfielder or winger.

When we are good we can dictate the gameplan, but there will be more games like Saturday when we need to show other ways of playing.

I just hope that we have not been sussed.

Iffy Onuora's comments about Town leaving space behind the back four that can be exploited is very worrying but very true.

Long Time Supporter

Mirfield

Give Town credit

SWINDON deserve credit for closing us down and, to be fair, our lads deserve credit for gaining a point which we didn't deserve.

A point I would like to make is this.

At 3-0 down at half time at Chesterfield a poor team would have been thrashed. The fact we lost by only one goal after missing a penalty and then gained a point on Saturday after our worst performance of the season means to me that we are a better team than some people give us credit for.

If you remember the mid-70s slump, these are very good times compared with those!

john

Shepley

Salute Worthy

SATURDAY'S game showed how much Town missed Worthington in midfield - not enough tackles were put in. And we didn't have a leader when we needed some direction.

For all his faults, Worthy does both and gets the team going.

We were slow to the ball and basically had little idea. You can't really blame Peter Jackson for this - the players have to take the criticism.

Gaz

Marsh

Danny's a star

DANNY ADAMS has been the most consistent player by far this season.

He may not be the quickest but he reads the game well.

And nobody should mess with him as he's always up for a fight.

I think he has some invaluable experience that the young Academy full-backs should look up to.

Can't wait for Tosh or Adnan to be back and we should start creating a gap at the top over the Christmas period.

Swansea and Southend won't last once injuries and suspensions kick in, but we will.

Frank

Newcastle

Time to speculate

I REALISE that by writing this letter I may be accused of being just another "moaner" bleating after another poor performance by Town.

Well, this may be the case, but some of the points I wish to make have been brewing for some time.

Saturday's performance was yet another example of some of the things happening at Town.

Of course, you can argue that our position in the table is evidence that the team is performing well.

But how about some of the performances when maybe a win could have been gained rather than a draw - or a draw rather than a lost game?

There are, I think, three issues.

First of all, I applaud the policy of developing young players. But, as is shown in business and in sport, there needs to be a blend of experience and youth. At the moment, there is not enough REAL experience in the team. It is interesting looking back to the days of "The Great Escape" that this blend existed at that time.

Secondly, even with Worthington playing, the midfield lacks bite and penetration. Too often, it seems, the central midfield does not have the ability to `stand on the ball' and look for options. Maybe once again this points to the lack of a truly experienced player.

Finally, I applaud the club for being mindful of the need to be financially prudent. No-one wants a return to two years ago.

However, if Town are really going to challenge for an automatic promotion place, then the team needs to be strengthened - not by bringing in Academy players but by signing two experienced players who can pass on that experience to our young, developing players.

Looking at other challengers for the top places, this is exactly what they have done. Yes, it may mean that the tight budgets may be exceeded. But, there is a business adage `Speculate to accumulate.'

Maybe by signing a couple of players, Town will continue to challenge for promotion - and the average crowds will increase.

Keep the Faith!

David Verlander

Salendine Nook