Huddersfield Town’s focus is firmly on Saturday’s tough-looking Championship trip to Newcastle United.

But there are certainly points to consider after Tuesday’s disappointing English Football League Cup exit at Shrewsbury Town.

Here are five for starters:

David Wagner’s side have to take more of their chances

There were plenty of them at the Greenhous Meadow, but only Elias Kachunga made the scoresheet.

The German striker claimed his second goal in as many Town appearances with a close-range header.

Jack Payne was the visitors’ most profligate player.

His inability to beat Swiss stopper Jayson Leutwiler took the edge of an otherwise bright performance.

Town are unlikely to have as many opportunities at St James Park, so a keener cutting edge is crucial.

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Town must be tight from the off

A first clean sheet of the season would be a top tonic against the Toon.

That certainly won’t happen if the players get caught cold like at Shrewsbury, where AJ Leitch-Smith struck just 22 seconds in.

Town also conceded within the first minute in the final game of last season, when Brentford won 5-1.

Newcastle will be desperate to get off to a flier in their first home match since relegation from the Premier League.

The longer Town can keep those Geordie fans frustrated, the better.

Who will wear the armband?

Town might have brought in three former skippers in Christopher Schindler (at 1860 Munich), Chris Lowe (Kaiserslautern) and Michael Hefele (Dynamo Dresden).

But David Wagner has stuck with the old guard when it comes to leading out on the pitch.

Mark Hudson remains captain, but was rested against Shrewsbury.

With vice-captain Dean Whitehead out through suspension, Jonathan Hogg took the armband before handing it to Martin Cranie when he was substituted at half-time.

Whoever takes the role at SJP will depend on Wagner’s team selection.

How crucial is Jonathan Hogg?

Wagner was delighted when the former Aston Villa and Watford midfielder recently signed a contract extension.

“He is a player who embodies our terriers identity as much as any other,” said the boss.

The stand-in skipper was a driving force at Shrewsbury.

He was taken off at half-time as a precaution after picking up a yellow card.

And the visitors didn’t look the same side thereafter.

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Will we see more of Jon Gorenc Stankovic?

The Slovenian centre-back was handed a debut at Shrewsbury.

And the Under 21 international who has been in his country’s last couple of full squads looked pretty assured.

Wagner was delighted to be able to bring in the 20-year-old on a long-term contract this summer.

He has high hopes for the £600,000 buy, but insists he is still developing as a player.

Could it be a case of drip-feeding him into the first team, or will he appear more regularly?