The summer transfer window is upon us, and Huddersfield Town have business to be done.

Fans are excitedly anticipating the new faces due to arrive before next term kicks off in August, but that is only ever half the story.

As well as new signings, current players will be rehomed.

Town have already started the process by announcing their retained list, confirming a surprise departure for Karim Matmour, but there will no doubt be some sales to follow in the next few months.

But what happened to those released and sold over the last year? We examine all those that departed the John Smith's Stadium over the past 12 months and how their careers have fared since...

Jacob Butterfield

Jacob Butterfield in his Derby County shirt

Former Town midfielder Jacob Butterfield is hoping his season will end with champagne at Wembley, with Derby County hoping to win promotion via the play-offs.

The Rams raided the John Smith's Stadium on the final day of last summer's transfer window, seeing Butterfield as one of the missing elements needed to fire them to the Premier League. They could still be proved right.

Although he took a little while to settle at the iPro Stadium, he's clocked up 39 appearances and eight goals.

The return to fitness of Will Hughes ensures stiffer competition for the midfield places, so Butterfield will hope he isn't the one to miss out in the double header with Hull City.

He is fourth in the list of the club's top scorers and he has made a decent impact in his debut season with the club.

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Conor Coady

It's no surprise to see Conor Coady a mainstay of the Wolves midfield after his first season at Molineux.

Town cashed in on the Liverpool Academy product last summer, making a tidy profit on the youngster from Merseyside, who arrived in 2014 for £375,000.

Despite a surfeit of options in the centre of the park, Coady has missed little time - turning out 39 times over the season as Wolves finished in 14th place.

Harry Bunn races away from former colleague Conor Coady of Wolves

Manager Kenny Jackett expressed the view that the midfielder possesses the qualities of a captain, and he has been pleased with the 23-year-old's progress in his debut campaign in the Midlands.

He has been challenged to add goals to his game however, and did not find the net during 2015/16.

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Anthony Gerrard

Huddersfield Town U21 v Reading - Premier League Cup Quarter Final - Anthony Gerrard.

Released by Town last summer, Anthony Gerrard has struggled to revitalise his playing career.

An initial trial at Southend United did not yield a contract and he instead turned up at Shewsbury Town, later revealing he was playing there for free in an attempt to attract a paying suitor.

That contract was mutually cancelled in January and Gerrard returned to Oldham Athletic, where he spent the second half of the 2014/15 campaign.

Latics boss John Sheridan has been sufficiently impressed - and has made no secret of his desire to keep the defender next season.

However, a contract is yet to be agreed, and Sheridan fears Gerrard will be able to pursue other options - he himself has talked of the need for extra pennies with another child due next month.

Oscar Gobern

Huddersfield Town v Norwich City. Sky Bet Championship. John Smith's Stadium, Huddersfield. Oscar Gobern.

Oscar Gobern joined goalkeeper Alex Smithies in making the move to the capital with QPR, but his time there has certainly not been the success of his teammate's.

He has made just seven competitive appearances all season, and five of those came on a short term loan to Doncaster.

The former Southampton midfielder chose a move to Loftus Road over other options but struggled to make an impression on the squad.

He signed a one year deal last summer and was released by the Rs at the conclusion of the 2015/16 campaign.

Adam Hammill

Skybet Championship - Hull City (2) v Huddersfield Town (0) - Adam Hammill.

An early end to Adam Hammill's contract last September left the former Liverpool man searching for a new home, and Barnsley answered the call with a short term deal in November.

He scored the winner against York on his debut and added a further six goals in 30 appearances.

One of those cemented his name in Barnsley lore - he netted the vital goal against Oxford United in the Football League Trophy final.

Reading and Bristol City have both been rumoured to be tracking him with the aim of bringing him back to Championship pastures from League One.

Martin Paterson

It never really happened for Martin Paterson at Town - he struggled to hold down a place in the side and was unable to force his way into the thinking at centre forward.

Loan spells with Bristol City and Fleetwood followed before an initial loan with Orlando City in major League Soccer turned permanent in June 2015 at the expiration of his contract.

But Florida did not prove a happy hunting ground.

Expected to be one of the key forwards for the new franchise, he began well but was struck down twice with injury, leaving him sitting on the sidelines for months at a time.

He had his contract ended for "personal reasons" in August and joined Blackpool the following month.

He failed to score in 19 appearances for the Tangerine army and was released upon their relegation to League Two at the end of the season.

Alex Smithies

Alex Smithies in action for QPR

A local lad who joined the club at the age of eight, Alex Smithies left for QPR in August 2015 on a three year deal.

It's been a mixed year for the stopper, who has made 19 appearances for the Loftus Road outfit but didn't see a competitive minute between mid-September and mid-January.

He was, however, the beneficiary of some contract concerns, with QPR unwilling to play Rob Green during the latter half of the season for fear of triggering an automatic extension to his deal if he reached 30 appearances.

Green has now departed, but there have been rumours that Smithies hasn't settled well in the capital and desires a move further north.

Jon Stead

Huddersfield Town v Notts County, Capital One Cup: Former County star Jon Stead goes close for Notts County with a first half header.
Huddersfield Town v Notts County, Capital One Cup: Former County star Jon Stead goes close for Notts County with a first half header.

Striker Jon Stead returned for a second spell at Town as part of a varied playing career - rejoining ahead of the 2013/14 season. However, his second coming was far less successful and after 14 appearances he was loaned out, first to Oldham Athletic and then to Bradford City.

A string of goals, including in the FA Cup against Sunderland, had many fans crying for a permanent deal but he chose to join Notts County last July.

It's been a poor season for the club, but Stead has provided moments of joy in the darkness - scoring 14 times in 48 appearances under three different managers.

One of the senior players in the squad, Stead has taken it upon himself to guide the dressing room through troubled waters, and is hoping to still be a major part of the plans at Meadow Lane next season.

Murray Wallace

Huddersfield Town v Leeds Utd Sky Bet Championship. John Smith's stadium, Huddersfield. Murray Wallace.

Scottish defender Murray Wallace saw his four year association with Town brought to an end by David Wagner in January 2016, when he agreed a permanent contract with Scunthorpe.

He spent the first part of the 2015/16 campaign on loan with the Iron alongside Joe Lolley, but was recalled in November. He played in Wagner's first game in charge (the 3-1 defeat at Sheffield Wednesday) but didn't see another competitive minute under the new boss before departing on 2 January.

Since then, he's calved out a regular starting berth, making 22 appearances for the League One outfit in the second half of the season.

After struggling to dislodge either Mark Hudson or Joel Lynch during his time at Town, dropping down a division has proved a success for the 23-year-old, who needs more regular football than Town could provide.