Chris Powell says Huddersfield Town must be sharper at both ends of the pitch next season.

While encouraged by a final placing of 16th, the club’s best in the second tier since 1999-2000, the boss was disappointed at a goal difference of minus 17.

Town managed 58 goals, the same as 2013-14 and five more than their first season back in the Championship after promotion in 2012.

But they conceded 75, more than either of the previous two campaigns, and kept only 10 clean sheets, a tally which includes the abandoned final-day game at Blackpool.

“Goals win games, so obviously I want us to score as many as possible, and I think we created enough chances to have got quite a few more,” said Powell.

“But defensively, we have to be better. Towards the end of the season, we kept successive clean sheets against Nottingham Forest and Brighton, then gave away four at home to Derby, which reflected the campaign as a whole.

“Realistically, I want around 15 clean sheets, because get that number and you are looking at a top-half finish.”