Huddersfield Town can boast at least two debutants next season after completing the signings of Joe Murphy and Lee Peltier already this summer.

Terriers boss Mark Robins will hope to add more to his squad before the 2014/2015 Championship campaign gets underway but we have taken a look at five debutants from years gone by and how they fared in their first full appearance.

Some of the contributions from our list were vital and others perhaps less so but they each made an impression from their maiden starts in Town colours.

See what you think of our list and vote for the most memorable in our poll below...

Duncan Shearer (31 March 1986 - Barnsley 1-3 Huddersfield Town)

Shearer had left Chelsea towards the end of the 1985/1986 season without making much of an impact, having made just two first-team appearances and scoring just one goal in that time.

He moved to Huddersfield in March 1986 from the Blues and, in his first full start for the club, plundered a stunning hat-trick in a 3-1 success at Oakwell and the fans took to the powerful striker from the outset.

It was a sign of things to come for the Scot, who went on to net six more goals before the season was out before finishing top scorer in 1986/1987 and 1987/1988.

Amazingly, Arsenal legend Tony Adams revealed in his autobiography that he had mistaken Duncan for Alan Shearer, who had scored a hat-trick for Southampton against the Gunners in a game which Adams missed through injury, after reading about the former Saints striker's treble on Ceefax.

Duncan Shearer Hat-trick on debut - Barnsley versus Huddersfield Town in 1986
Duncan Shearer Hat-trick on debut - Barnsley versus Huddersfield Town in 1986
 

Peter Ndlovu (9 December 2000 - Huddersfield Town 3-0 Wolverhampton Wanderers)

Town had won just two out of their first 20 Division One games in the 2000/2001 season and looked destined for the drop, with a perceived lack of firepower believed to be one of Lou Macari's side's primary problems.

Macari had come in half-way through the season for Steve Bruce and his signing of Ndlovu on a month's loan deal looked an inspired piece of business judging by the striker's devastating debut showing.

Ndlovu had arrived just 24 hours previously from Birmingham City but took no time at all to settle as he capitalised on poor play from Paul Butler to dummy goalkeeper Michael Oakes and lash home before scoring a carbon copy second after a woeful backpass from Joleon Lescott.

The Zimbabwean also had a hand in Delroy Facey's goal, which sandwiched his brace of goals, after some neat link-up play with Chris Holland.

Peter Ndlovu playing for Huddersfield Town against Wolves
 

Jordan Rhodes (8 August 2009 - Southend United 2-2 Huddersfield Town)

The prolific striker marked his move from Ipswich Town with a crucial leveller on his Town debut as the Terriers fought their way back from 2-0 down to earn a point at Roots Hall.

Town had found themselves up against it after Lee Barnard tucked home from the spot in the first-half following a Robbie Williams foul on Anthony Grant.

Franck Moussa doubled the Shrimpers' advantage before Anthony Pilkington and Rhodes took centre stage. The former tucked home Gary Roberts' cross before turning supplier for the new signing to display his predatory instincts by stooping to head home.

Jordan Rhodes diving header to equalise against Southend
 

Nahki Wells (11 January 2014 - Huddersfield Town 1-0 Millwall)

Similarly to Ndlovu, Wells had experienced nothing more than a whistle-stop trip to Huddersfield before he was thrust into first-team action against Millwall at the turn of the year and he immediately became a fans' favourite with a opportunistic strike.

He actually signed on loan - technically - to force through the paperwork to play against the Lions and the move paid dividends as he struck a 90th-minute winner to cap his switch across West Yorkshire for a club-record fee and condemn new Millwall chief Ian Holloway to defeat in his first game in charge.

As the clock ticked towards stoppage time, Adam Clayton sent a speculative long ball forward for the speedy forward to latch on to but it was the error of Jack Smith which allowed Wells to nip in and send a controlled volley into the bottom corner of the net past a stunned David Forde.

Huddersfield Town (1) v Millwall (0) - Nakhi Wells scores the winning goal.
 
 

And a slightly controversial choice... Kallum Higginbotham (4 Feb 2012 - Huddersfield Town 1-1 MK Dons)

He may not be everyone's pick for this title, particularly given the difficulties he experienced after his lightning start to life at Town, but Higginbotham is deserving of this title due to exactly that.

Having headed north of the border and impressing with Falkirk, former Town manager Lee Clark felt he had sealed a coup after beating off reported competition from both Celtic and Rangers, as well as Crystal Palace and Ipswich Town, for the young winger's services.

He was more or less instantly rewarded, with Higginbotham producing a dazzling performance full of invention and flair which was embellished with an assist for Jamie McCombe right on the stroke of half-time to give Town the lead at home to the Dons.

Stephen Gleeson's 35-yard free-kick did its best to upstage Higginbotham's grand entrance but the wideman showed just what he could bring to the party, only for his season to conclude in a bizarre fashion.

New manager Simon Grayson simply wasn't a fan and sent him out to Barnsley on loan, where he would recapture peak fitness and excel - playing his way back into contention for Town's play-off adventure and remarkably started the final as Town beat Sheffield United 8-7 on penalties to be promoted to the Championship.

Kallum Higginbotham tries his luck with a shot against MK Dons
Kallum Higginbotham tries his luck with a shot against MK Dons
 
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