Huddersfield Town were one of the busiest clubs in the Championship during the transfer window, making five permanent additions and two further loan signings.

Despite the loss of manager Mark Robins on the opening day of the season after a 4-0 defeat to Bournemouth, the club have been proactive in their hunt for reinforcements during caretaker manager Mark Lillis' latest reign and have made four signings as a result.

Town have only forked out transfer sums on two players in this window and received undisclosed fees for the departures of Adam Clayton and Oliver Norwood - making it a positive window all in all for the Terriers.

Here Tom Marshall-Bailey gives his verdict on the imports and exports at the John Smith's Stadium.

ARRIVALS

Joe Murphy

Alex Smithies has held the position as No.1 goalkeeper ever since his role in helping achieve promotion from League One in 2012 but was never truly given the top-level competition required by veteran Ian Bennett. Now Smithies will be pushed all the way by Murphy, who has experience in abundance and will not be content with sitting on the bench for too long. It should produce the best from both.

Lee Peltier

Despite his stint with Leeds United, Peltier has been welcomed back to the club with open arms and his status as a leader in defence and a fans' favourite saw him duly rewarded with the captain's armband. He offers the prospective new manager plenty of options, both in defence and midfield, and was a snip given he came on a free.

Radoslaw Majewski (loan)

The Pole arrived from Nottingham Forest on a season-long loan and has injected some much-needed poise and creativity to Town's play in and around the final third. He offers good passing ability and vision and the fact the Town midfield formation has had to be altered so many times already this term illustrates the embarrassment of riches in the middle of the park.

Conor Coady

The Liverpool academy graduate was snapped up for what already looks to be a bargain fee of £375,000 and has settled seamlessly into the Town midfield, showing a destructive, combative style that is in tune with fans' expectations of a defensive midfielder. He models his game on Kop legend Steven Gerrard and Town fans can certainly be excited about what he brings to the table this season as a result.

Jacob Butterfield

Joined the club in a deal which saw Adam Clayton depart for Middlesbrough after a summer-long pursuit from the Teessiders in Town's star man from last season. Butterfield has already opened his account for the club with an astute finish in the 2-1 win at Reading and has shown a drive and determination to get into the penalty area and get amongst the goals - a promising sign indeed.

Jack Robinson (loan)

Another Liverpudlian to bolster the ever-increasing Scouse contingent at the club and another who possesses the combative qualities required to make himself a hit in the Championship. His move was an unconventional one as he left the Reds to join fellow Premier League side QPR on a permanent deal before being shipped back up north on loan to Town. He will provide tangible competition for Paul Dixon at left-back.

Mark Hudson

Many Town fans have lauded the additions of Coady and Butterfield but in Hudson, they finally have an experienced stopper who can help stop the backline from leaking so many goals. With Anthony Gerrard injured and only two left-footed central defenders to call upon at present in Murray Wallace and Joel Lynch, Hudson will also offer Town better balance in that he is a right-sided centre-back.

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DEPARTURES

Ian Bennett

The custodian retired from the game in the summer of 2014 and decided to concentrate on coaching duties with the Terriers by joining up as the club's Lead Academy Goalkeeping Coach. He will hope to nurture Town's next top goalkeeping prospect through the ranks and has a wealth of experience and wisdom to pass on.

Calum Woods

The full-back was allowed to leave the club on a free transfer at the end of last season and the decision was initially met with surprise from fans, who saw Woods as a committed member of the squad and a diligent one at that. Preston North End were quick to snap him up and he has settled quickly under former Town boss Simon Grayson.

Peter Clarke

Town's former captain was also allowed to exit the club on a Bosman as his contract ran down but will face Town again this season after joining Jose Riga's revolution at Blackpool and is one of 19 signings to be made by the Seasiders this summer. His season has not begun well - with Pool losing each of their opening six games - but Clarke's experience and know-how will be vital towards trying to help the club climb out of trouble.

Keith Southern

Town's midfield has undergone major surgery this summer and in Southern, effectively the fourth choice in the centre for the club last season, the Terriers saw an experienced anchorman exit and midfield numbers initially looking light until the recruitment drive kicked into gear.

Chris Atkinson

The midfielder never looked likely to break into the first-team setup at the club after being forced out on loan to a host of lower-league clubs and it was no great surprise to see him exit in the summer but a move to Crewe Alexandra was perfect for both player and club and he can look forward now to more first-team football.

Paul Mullin

Another whose deal expired and who has subsequently moved onto pastures new with Morecambe, with the fringe striker at Town proving his pedigree further down the Football League ladder by already notching three goals for his new club.

Cristian Lopez

Was another player to leave the club on a free and has moved back to his native Spain with Burgos CF in the Seguna B - the third tier of the Spanish leagues after failing to impress with the Terriers or in loan spells at Shrewsbury Town and Northampton Town respectively.

Anton Robinson

Released in May after an injury-hit spell with the Terriers and is yet to find a new club.

Adam Clayton

It was sad to see a player who was rightly crowned player of the year last season depart, but Butterfield arriving as a free makeweight, in addition to a fee, helped to soften the blow. It is clear the Terriers will lose goals and assists as a result, but the hope is that Butterfield can offset those fears and consign the new Middlesbrough man to history.

Adam Clayton was one of 12 Huddersfield Town players to depart the club either permanently or on loan
Adam Clayton was one of 12 Huddersfield Town players to depart the club either permanently or on loan
 

Oliver Norwood

News of Clayton's departure was not welcomed by Town fans but the Butterfield swap made it all the more acceptable, but when interest emerged in Norwood from Reading, they seemed a lot more open to the idea of selling another midfield asset. The Northern Ireland man did offer goals and a good set piece ability but his impact could at times be intermittent and Coady's presence means Town are well-stocked in midfield.

Jake Carroll (loan)

When it became clear that Robinson would arrive and become Dixon's principal rival for the left-back berth this season, the writing appeared on the wall for Carroll's chances this season. But a temporary move to Partick Thistle in Scotland should aid him in his development and stand him in better stead to push on next season.

Duane Holmes (loan)

The three midfield signings have effectively replaced the three who departed during the summer months and there looks to be no room for Holmes at present, with Jonathan Hogg also ahead of him in the pecking order for what could conceivably be two midfield spots. A loan spell at nearby Bury should serve as a welcome move to give him a true taste for a place in the starting XI.