Huddersfield Town fans are keeping a close eye on the transfer window and what money might be spent by the club.
But they’ve always had a keen eye for a bargain over the years, and that free-transfer signing who comes in and makes a big impact.
Many such players at Town have become firm favourites among the fans, so here are a selection of the best to wear blue and white stripes:
Terry Poole from Manchester United – August 1968
Dependable keeper who was a key man in the last Town side to win promotion to the top flight in 1970. Might have had an England call-up but for a broken leg.
Malcolm Brown from Bury – May 1977
Signed by Tom Johnston, but remembered as the overlapping full-back of Mick Buxton’s promotion teams of 1980 and 1983. Had two spells at Town and topped 400 appearances.
Dave Cowling from Mansfield Town – July 1977
Another Johnston signing who shone under Buxton as a left winger who created a string of goals and chipped in with some memorable ones himself.
Phil Starbuck from Nottingham Forest – August 1991
An Eoin Hand capture who fired in 37 goals in three years with the club and formed a fine frontline partnership with Iwan Roberts.
Barry Horne from Birmingham City – October 1997
Experienced and no-nonsense Welsh international midfielder who was highly effective in Peter Jackson’s ‘Great Escape’ Division I (now Championship) campaign of 1997-98.
Rob Edwards from Chesterfield – July 2003
Returned for a second spell at Town and played a key role in promotion from the basement division via the play-offs in 2004.
Rob Page from Coventry City – January 2008
The seasoned Welsh international centre-back was recruited by Andy Ritchie for a short but effective Town stint.
Lee Peltier from Yeovil Town – July 2009
The Anfield product was sound at right-back in his first Town spell and yielded a near £1m transfer fee when he joined Leicester City in 2011.
Peter Clarke from Southend United – July 2009
Commanding captain and centre-back who was twice Town’s Player of the Year and skippered the side to Wembley League I play-off glory in 2012.
Joel Lynch from Nottingham Forest – July 2012
Still going strong on the left of Town’s defence, he was snapped up by Simon Grayson following promotion to the Championship.