We're feeling optimistic - but the summer recruitment will be key if Huddersfield Town are to push on.

That was the message from fans who answered the Examiner's big end-of-season survey, following David Wagner's first season in charge.

Fans are feeling hopeful that the revolution under way at PPG Canalside promises bright days ahead , but all eyes will be on the transfer gossip columns in the months ahead with the squad in need of an injection of new blood.

Here's the break down of the survey in full...

How many home games have you attended this season?

Over one quarter of our respondents didn't miss a single home game last season, with a further 31.93% making it to 11 home games or more.

Just 9.76% of our respondents hadn't made it to the John Smith's Stadium at all this season - an impressive figure, especially with the number of Huddersfield people relocating across the UK and abroad.

How many away games have you been to this season?

There's no shortage of away day experience in our respondents. A small number of them - 0.66%, made it to every single away game of 2015/16.

That's a huge financial commitment, not to mention time wise and logistically.

A further 5.31% made to at least 11, and the majority of our respondents (56.19%), saw Town on the road at least once during the year.

At the start of the season, where did you think Town would finish in 2015/16?

Town did exactly what most fans thought they would do last August - finished the season in the bottom half of the Championship, but safe from relegation.

In fact, a whopping 74.06% of respondents can take a bow on that one.

Not so the 0.44% of you that predicted a play-off berth...

What was the biggest reason for Town not being able to finish in the top half?

Our respondents struggled to agree on the major reason that the club failed to achieve a top half finish - a goal that was being freely talked about by the manager and the players mid-way through the campaign.

Lack of squad depth was the most popular answer (39.07%), but under investment (21.85%) and selling star players (19.43%) were also problematic.

However, that does all point to the biggest question on fans' lips - how many signings can we expect this summer?

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Sum up the season in one word

It would have been interesting to see if the feelings were coloured by the heavy losses in the final two games of the campaign, to Bristol City and Brentford.

The replies varied, but the most common words were disappointing and frustrating, while many also put mixed, inconsistent and poor.

Sky Bet Championship - Huddersfield Town (2) v Hull City (2) - Nahki Wells frustration.

A few did choose to have their glasses half full however, and promising, improving, encouraging and interesting all figured.

Sum up your feelings ahead of next season in one word

However, the feelings ahead of 2016/17 are undoubtedly much more positive.

Optimistic and excited were the stand out words that figured in the responses, although apprehensive and worried did make an appearance.

The message is clear though - fans are feeling good ahead of next season and see a brighter future ahead.

Who has been Town's best player this season?

Absolutely no surprise to see Nahki Wells romp home here - he won the Hargreaves Memorial Player of the Year award comfortably.

However, while Joel Lynch and Dean Whitehead also received plenty of nominations, Jamie Paterson was a popular choice.

Sky Bet Championship - Huddersfield Town (0) v Ipswich Town (1) - Jamie Paterson.

Town have made no secret they would like to sign him permanently from Nottingham Forest, but while there is no manager in place at the City Ground that is bound to be a tricky exercise.

Which position needs the biggest investment this summer?

5.11%

Goalkeeper

44.44%

Defence

1.56%

Midfield

48.89%

Attack

The warning for David Wagner from the fans is clear, he can't afford to ignore either defence or attack this summer.

And that's with two defensive additions already secured, in the shape of Michael Hefele and Chris Lowe.

A total of 48.89% of our respondents thought attack should be the priority, while 44.44% think the back line needs addressing urgently.

No surprise to see just 1.56% wanting to see a well-stocked midfield be the focus, although some strengthening in that area would probably be welcomed.

How many signings do Town need to make this summer?

0.00%

None

1.11%

One or two

63.56%

Three to five

35.33%

Six or more

On a similar theme... you want to see multiple, quality incomings this season to help continue the work Wagner has started so well.

Nearly two thirds believe three to five more players need to arrive, with 35.33% reckoning Town need six or more.

Not one single respondent thought Town could go into next season with the current crop.

What will be the biggest factor in having a more successful season next year?

Our defensive-minded respondents made their feelings known here, with "a stronger defence with new signings" the winner - 38.94% went for that option.

A total of 16.59% believe Wagner will make the different and 17.70% think it will be new players.

Where's that chequebook?

Which player will make the biggest impact next season

Speaking of chequebook, it's obvious fans are expecting - or at least hoping - for a major new signing that can make a big impact.

While Hefele received 15.04% of respondents votes of players, either new or from the Development Squad, who will make the biggest impression next season, 41.37% said that player isn't at the club yet.

Are you beginning to see the theme here...?

Where do you think Town will finish next season?

0.44%

Automatic promotion

5.99%

Play-offs

21.73%

Top ten

49.00%

Top half

21.51%

Bottom half

1.33%

Relegated

Bigger and better things are clearly expected - nearly half of you think a top half finish is within Town's grasp. And the bookies certainly agree.

Those in the optimistic 0.44% are back, backing automatic promotion, while 5.99% reckon a trip to Wembley is a distinct possibility.

Relegation fears? Yes, for 1.33% of respondents.

How confident are you that David Wagner is the right man for the club to progress?

The Wagner Revolution shows no sign of abating.

He's convinced our respondents - 88.27% of them think Town have got the right man at the helm (32.52% are certain, while 55.75% are pretty sure that with the right signings Town have got a gem).

Sky Bet Championship -Blackburn Rovers (0) v Huddersfield Town (2) - David Wagner celebrates with the fans.

There are 11.06% unsure, while just 0.66% think he's not the man the club need.

Will you be buying a season ticket next year?

Given their record at attending games last year, there's little surprise in this category!

Those prices won't have harmed the responses either, although 18.63% aren't convinced.

It is worth noting, however, that we had responses from Cheshire, Merseyside, Hertfordshire, Toronto and Western Australia - so it still wouldn't be cost-effective for all.