It's been a great summer to be a Huddersfield Town fan.

New signings, an inspiring manager - and even a new kit that has met with widespread approval.

With the squad's return to PPG Canalside tomorrow indicating it is time to get back down to business ahead of 2016/17, here's just five reasons why the next five weeks can't go swiftly enough...

New signings

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Eight new faces so far, seven for the senior side, plus the confirmation that Rajiv van La Parra's loan has turned into a permanent deal with Town.

It's not even July yet. Early business signals intent and gives the summer arrivals a chance to bed in and experience as much of the pre-season calendar with their new teammates as possible before the competitive games kick in.

Far from just quantity there is also quality, and the potential now at David Wagner's disposal is vast - even if a few of the overseas signings may need time to adjust the rigours of the Championship.

Michael Hefele, already a fan favourite before kicking a ball, was captain and hero at Dynamo Dresden, Chris Loewe was skipper at Kaiserslautern and the club's transfer record was broken on a centre-back - another captain, Christopher Schindler from 1860 Munich.

Jack Payne was voted Southend's Player of the Year last term and Joel Coleman has close to 50 senior appearances despite being just 20 years old.

Ivan Paurevic and Elias Kachunga are players the boss knows well and Rajiv van la Parra had already begun making a favourable impression on the fans before the season ended.

It's not even July yet.

A very different, exciting side is taking shape at the John Smith's Stadium.

Bargain prices

Town chairman Dean Hoyle is pictured when he confirmed the £179 deal for fans

While reeling off that list of names, it shouldn't be lost that fans can watch all of those new signings, plus last season's stars, for under £10 for every home game with a £179 season card.

Very few clubs in the Football League can boast such low prices, and of those that can few are assembling such a rich cast of characters to grace the stage.

The magical figure of 15,000 is approaching with the club now due to announce the prices for those who purchase once those figures are hit - it's fair to assume we can expect a big hike.

North Stand Loyal have been working hard to improve the atmosphere, and 15,000 fans can only make their job easier.

Plus, with tickets for under 8s available at just £23 - or £1 a game if you prefer - the club are making provisions for the next generation to get an extended taste of Town.

A generation in danger of being priced out at the top end of the English game are being safeguarded at the John Smith's Stadium.

New grounds

Villa Park

The topsy-turvy nature of last season's Premier League campaign ensured that just one of the relegated trio is overly familiar to Championship fans.

Norwich City are back on the fixture calendar, but so are trips to Newcastle United and Aston Villa.

Both of those away matches are among the earliest fixtures - a weekend encounter with Newcastle in what will be the first home game of the season for the Magpies is a mouth-watering prospect for the Town faithful.

Villa Park in particular is one most supporters won't have ticked off their list.

If nothing else, Joe Lolley's face the first time he runs out onto the turf at the club he's supported all his life should be essential viewing.

Nahki Wells to get even better

Sky Bet Championship - Huddersfield Town (3) v Preston North End (1) - Nahki Wells celebrates his second goal.

Were it not for picking up an injury that forced him off at half time against Bristol City, Nahki Wells might well have hit 20 goals last season.

In the end he had to make do with 18 and only four players netted more Championship goals than the Bermudian. Of those, two were part of sides that achieved promotion to the Premier League rather than hovering above the relegation places.

Wells has spoken repeatedly about the effects that David Wagner has had on his career, and his performances on the field demonstrate how well he has responded to being the main man that the club relies on to score goals.

Except now he is in that position for a full season, rather than from November onwards.

Is he set for an even better campaign this time around?

David Wagner's impact

Sky Bet Championship -Huddersfield Town (1) v Brentford (5) - Town Head Coach David Wagner.

Saving the best for last - the man who makes everything else tick.

There can be no question that Town are in a better position now than they were 12 months' ago, and the hiring of the 44-year-old Wagner is a crucial reason why.

The boss is the face of the season card campaign, helped identify the summer recruits and persuaded them to make the move to Yorkshire.

His philosophy is attractive to watch and he has inspired hope that the club is on a decidedly upward trajectory.

Wagner's influence has revived Joe Lolley's Town career and heralded the advance of Philip Billing.

His first eight months at the club have started the process. Now imagine what he can do with a full year and a full pre-season behind him?

Only five weeks to go until we can start finding out.