Huddersfield Town fans have voted Conor Coady as the signing of the summer in our survey on the club's business during the summer transfer window.

The voting also saw Adam Clayton named as the player most were sad to see go, while striking reinforcements are on the agenda for a 64.58% majority.

Coady arrived from Liverpool in a £375,000 deal on the eve of the new season and has settled quickly, proving a true fans' favourite after a set of battling performances during a tough start to the season for Town.

And that is reflected in the supporters' rating of him, with the 21-year-old receiving an average of 8.74 after we prompted fans to rank each summer signing on a scale of 1-10.

He had to fight off competition from deadline-day purchase Mark Hudson who, despite having not made a first-team appearance yet, has already won over the fanbase after arriving from Cardiff City, with his average rating coming in at 8.69.

Surprisingly the returning Lee Peltier was considered the least exciting signing, gaining a score of just 6.6, while Joe Murphy (6.8), Radoslaw Majewski (6.99), Jack Robinson (7.52) and Jacob Butterfield (8.19) completed the lineup.

Huddersfield Town summer signings' ratings (1-10)

In terms of those who left the club during the summer, it seems the fans had slight regrets over four players that were let go, with two of them among the eight to be released at the back end of the 2013/2014 campaign.

While Keith Southern, Cristian Lopez, Chris Atkinson, Anton Robinson and Paul Mullin secured a nominal share of the vote, Peter Clarke's departure on a free to Blackpool was lamented by 18.51%, as was fellow Bosman mover Calum Woods at 20.45%.

The other duo were very much first-team regulars last season in the shape of Oliver Norwood and Clayton, but the valuation in the respective players was made abundantly clear by the disparity in the votes they amassed.

Last season's player of the year Clayton received nearly 10 times as many votes as his former midfield partner with 50.65% of fans sad to see him leave the club, but you would assume the arrivals of Coady and Butterfield have had a bearing on the voting for Norwood.

He secured just 5.19%, an indicator of the new signings taking no time at all to settle into their new surroundings and offsetting the losses of two proven Championship performers, illustrated by Clayton moving to Middlesbrough and Norwood to Reading.

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The deadline-day move for Hudson looks to have ensured Town's end to a worrying leakage of goals in the early stages of the season and fills what had become a troublesome position in central defence.

But interestingly enough, defence still remains a concern to some Town fans, with that position ranked second by their votes of where they would like to see strengthened in the team.

Striking reinforcements comes out on top, with a massive 64.58% believing more options are required in addition to first-choice duo James Vaughan and Nahki Wells.

Given the signings of Hudson, Peltier and Robinson, however, it is interesting to note that 25.39% still feel more is needed across the backline to make Town tougher to beat having conceded 13 in their opening five league fixtures, albeit tough ones.

It is also intriguing that 4.08% of fans feel no position needs to be added to, more than the goalkeeping position (2.51%) and in midfield (3.45%) after the club's summer recruitment drive.

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Nottingham Forest and Middlesbrough were chosen as the two teams to have done the best business this summer, with both sides spending big money on strikers and the former have already secured positive results through club-record £5m purchase Britt Assombalonga from Peterborough.

Both clubs made 12 signings in total, a number bettered in quantity only by Blackpool, Fulham, Leeds United and Rotherham, who all find themselves in the lower reaches of the Championship table.

Rotherham were actually voted as the fourth-highest second-tier side in the category at 11.33% with only Cardiff City (12.33%) considered as having done better business than the Millers, boosted of course by the £5m deadline-day signature of Bruno Ecuele Manga, which proved the catalyst for Hudson to join Town.

Steve Evans made two wonderful additions of his own in the dying embers of the window with Oldham Athletic's Jonson Clarke-Harris and Norwich City's forgotten man Luciano Becchio being plucked.

Birmingham City, who brought in a host of free transfers, Bolton Wanderers and Millwall all failed to gain a single vote, while only Bournemouth, Fulham, Leeds, Norwich, Sheffield Wednesday, Wigan Athletic and Wolves gained double figures in terms of votes other than the top four.

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