Huddersfield Town's hopes of an extended Capital One Cup run – and a Premier League scalp – were ended by Hull City's Nick Proschwitz at the KC Stadium

The German striker’s 59th-minute goal was enough to shade a showdown of both clubs’ shadow squads in front of a 7,151 crowd.

Town's 955 fans saw their side put up a spirited show, but Hull had just too much experience and power.

Town, playing in the third round for the first time in 10 years, made 10 changes to their starting side, with keeper Alex Smithies the sole survivor from the XI who began Saturday’s goalless draw at Blackburn.

With Mark Robins mindful of Friday’s Championship date with Blackpool, there were debuts for development squad duo Danny Carr and Tommy Smith, while experienced midfielder Keith Southern took the captain’s armband for his first appearance of the season after a calf injury.

Former Town boss Steve Bruce brought in nine new faces to his starting team after their 3-2 win at Newcastle on Saturday, including former Town duo Alex Bruce, the manager’s son, and keeper Steve Harper.

Town lined up in a 4-3-3 formation, with former Manchester City player Smith and Murray Wallace the centre-backs and Carr up front with Sean Scannell and Martin Paterson, who took the central striker’s role.

Huddersfield Town's Daniel Carr
Huddersfield Town's Daniel Carr
 

Midfielder Oscar Gobern was prominent in the opening stages, setting free the eager Carr for a shot which was blocked, then having a crack himself, with Harper stooping to collect his long-range drive.

Meanwhile Wallace took centre stage in the 12th minute, making a fine sliding block challenge to thwart German striker Proschwitz, as he met a neat through ball from former Sheffield United midfielder Stephen Quinn.

Town were back the attack soon after, with Scannell breaking through the centre and slipping the ball to Carr.

Defender Abdoulaye Faye blocked the frontman’s first shot, with Harper smothering the follow-up.

Hull were knocking the ball around nicely, and finally found a way through Town’s defences in the 24th minute, only for Matty Fryatt’s shot from Proschwitz’s pass to hit Smithies’ left-hand post and bounce back into play.

Fryatt then forced his way through but shot over as Town, often with nine outfield players behind the ball, scrambled to hold the hosts at bay as they came under their first real spell of pressure of the tie.

Jake Carroll followed Wallace’s example by getting a crucial block as George Boyd met Joe Dudgeon’s pass – Proschwitz was again involved – but Town did manage to mount a 37th-minute attack, with Gobern heading over from a Calum Woods centre.

Town boss Robins made two changes early in the second half, bringing on Duane Holmes, for his debut, and Spanish striker Cristian Lopez for Carr and Martin Paterson.

Huddersfield Town's Duane Holmes
Huddersfield Town's Duane Holmes
 

The pair both looked keen to impress and pushed forward eagerly, but it was Hull who got the breakthrough goal after 59 minutes, when Town struggled to deal with Boyd’s cross and Proschwitz drilled the ball into the roof of the net.

Robins made his final change after 65 minutes, when Adam Hammill replaced Ollie Norwood, and the versatile former Wolves man was soon in on the action, bending  20-yard free-kick just over.