The curtain was drawn on the 2014/2015 Championship season on Saturday, with Huddersfield Town still unsure of their final points tally as the Football League prepares to decide on a result from the abandoned game at Blackpool on May 14.
Town's season will come to an unbeaten end, the culmination of improved form since the final international break which has seen Chris Powell's charges seal a second seven-match unbeaten run of the season.
But as transfer rumours beginning to circulate ahead of the close-season window, what do the club need to make even greater strides next term?
We asked our writers Doug Thomson and Tom Marshall-Bailey for their thoughts on the recruitment issues facing Town this summer.
Town, a club once renowned for producing their own full-backs, are arguably in need of two by the start of next season.
They are certainly light on both sides, with Sean Scannell often taking the right-hand role this time, even though he is far more attack-minded.
Left-back has been a problem area for a succession of Town managers.
QPR loanee Jack Robinson improved as the season went on, only to be sidelined long-term by a damaged knee.
Reece James has made a positive impact since his arrival from Manchester United, and there is talk of that loan being renewed.
Powell freely admits his team must stop conceding so many goals.
It would be no surprise to see him bring in another centre-back, especially given his liking for playing three at a time.
Given the budget he’ll be working to, it would make sense to go for a versatile operator who can also play as a defensive midfielder.
The centre of the park is one area in which Powell has options, particularly if Oscar Gobern is given a new contract.
Up front, Ishmael Miller has shown he can offer something different to Nahki Wells and James Vaughan.
While tightening up at the back, Town need more end product from their main goal-getters if they are to mount a Championship challenge.
There is also the ongoing concern over Vaughan’s fitness record.
That means a further frontman would be a wise investment.
While Town’s ‘game management’ has improved during the course of this campaign, a dash of experience could make a big difference.
This summer represents the first opportunity for Powell to put his stamp on the Huddersfield Town squad once and for all, but it will not be an easy task as the club continue to work within Financial Fair Play constraints.
Smart recruitment will be the key and Powell has openly admitted it is a case of fine-tuning a squad which has looked increasingly settled as the season has progressed.
A central defender must top the shopping list and a versatile performer is preferable, particularly as cover is arguably required in both full-back positions.
Mark Hudson and Joel Lynch are the bona fide first-choice duo at the heart of the backline, while Tommy Smith and Murray Wallace offer back-up, but more experience is needed if Town are to eradicate their defensive ills from this season.
Dependent on the future of midfielder Gobern, an opportunity to bolster in midfield may present itself, but arguably another wide option could give Powell more flexibility with formations.
Bringing in an out-and-out striker appears fanciful if Miller is handed a new deal, but Harry Bunn could feasibly offer a fourth choice through the middle and he has also occupied the No.10 role behind the frontmen at times this season, which could open the door for a versatile attacking midfielder.
Ideally, Powell will look to bring someone in the mould of Scannell who can fit both the 3-5-2 setup and be able to adjust to a 4-3-3, for instance.
There is no need for wholesale changes to decimate a side which has proven on numerous occasions this season that it can mix it with the best this division has to offer, but tweaks here and there will prove vital.
Bringing in another central defender, a versatile defensive midfield performer and an attack-minded player will strengthen the core of the side, which has to be the primary objective.
There are doubts as to whether David Edgar's loan spell from Birmingham City will be extended after failing to sufficiently make the grade, but he fits the bill in that he can at least cover both full-back areas.
A new deal for Smith proves that he can continue to be a mainstay in the backline, so to bring in a player who provides competition there and for the likes of Jonathan Hogg at the heart of the midfield would be ideal, although there are not a surfeit of players in that mould.
And could a goalkeeper aid Town in their bid to halt their alarming goals concession rate?
Joe Murphy was brought in last summer with the remit of adding competition in the goalkeeping ranks but he has been unable to get a look in, despite Alex Smithies' inconsistent form.
It may not be a priority given the need for strengthening in other positions, but an experienced shot-stopper could finally help bring some of the excellent form we have seen from Town's No.1 this season on a regular basis.