Huddersfield Town let the curtain down on the 2015/16 season with a disappointing display that ensured there would be no call for an encore.

They shipped five against a Brentford side that took full advantage of slack defending and a stuttering attack.

"Inept" and "embarrassing" were two of the more polite words fans used to describe the display at full time and David Wagner admitted there was nothing left in the tank.

Here's what we learned from the clash....

A big summer lies ahead

In the end, Huddersfield Town finished the 2015/16 campaign in 19th place - exactly the same position as they occupied when David Wagner took over from Chris Powell last November.

Talk of top half finishes was a little premature.

But it’s impossible to argue that the Wagner Revolution hasn’t made a difference. The football is much better to watch if nothing else and it’s impossible to overstate the feeling of hope and optimism that the new boss has brought to the club.

However, if he is to take the next step forward the recruitment ahead of next season will be vital.

Rajiv van La Parra looks a solid investment, while two German defenders will arrive on 1 July.

But the work can’t and won’t end there. This squad needs new, talented blood if Wagner is to take Town up the table.

A striker should be a priority

Sky Bet Championship - Reading (2) v Huddersfied Town (2) - Nahki Wells goal.

Last weekend was a chilling reminder of Nahki Wells’ importance to this club, and it was underlined again with him sat in the stands against Brentford.

Wagner has been very lucky this season that Wells, the only player in the squad who can really lead the line in this system, has stayed remarkably injury free.

He cannot rely on the lady smiling again. A back up is essential.

Harry Bunn deputised with little to zero success in the second half against Bristol City, and van La Parra tried it against the Bees.

He had a slightly better time of it, but it blunted his effectiveness by playing him there and Town struggled to create - although it was obviously a bad day at the office all round.

It would have been good to see Flo Bojaj there on the final day, but Wagner obviously does not feel the youngster is ready.

Someone who is ready must be at PPG Canalside by the time next season kicks off.

Defending still letting Town down

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After 25 seconds, it was obvious it was going to be one of those days. Conceding inside a minute rarely brings joy for the rest of the 90 - as Birmingham could confirm last December when they fell victim to Joe Lolley.

The defending on show yesterday was simply not good enough.

It’s easier to accept a five goal defeat when the opposing strike force use their skill to pick holes in the back line, but far less so when they don’t even have to work that hard for it.

And short of getting the ribbon out, there wasn’t much more Town could have done to gift wrap the goals.

It was far, far too easy to get beyond the back line, and once the Bees had done that they were able to profit nearly every time - five goals from eight shots on target.

Two new defenders have already been recruited, but the organisation of the back line as a whole has got to improve rapidly.

Left back retains a cursed look

It seems the left back role is afflicted with something akin to that of the Defence Against the Dark Arts position in Harry Potter.

Ben Chilwell was the most accomplished player to try his hand at it for years - and Town were immediately scuppered when they tried to extend his loan.

Martin Cranie deputised for Jason Davidson yesterday and proved that for all his versatility it is not a role in which he can shine on a regular basis.

Watch: Town fans bouncing in the South Stand on Saturday

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Chris Löwe will fancy his chances of making it his own in the summer, although it will be interesting to see how quickly he adapts to the English game.

But Town fans will be desperately hoping this man is the one to bring some much needed quality and stability to the left side of defence.

Mathematical safety a blessing and a curse

Fears of relegation were eased some time ago, but the mathematical confirmation came against Rotherham with a point at the New York Stadium.

It’s nice not to have to sweat about the club’s future in the final weeks of the season, but the record since then reads DLL and fans have had to sit through the two worst displays of David Wagner’s tenure in the last two weeks.

The draw against Birmingham seemed to prove that the team wouldn’t be affected too much by the knowledge that safety was confirmed but it proved a false dawn.

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In this system, intensity and energy are essential and those two factors have been markedly absent over the last two weeks.

Come August, there will be something to fight for again but the squad should have known they were fighting for their own futures in the last few weeks ahead of a summer when the cheque book is apparently there to be used.

It should be an interesting few months ahead.