Huddersfield Town secured a second successive victory over the weekend, adding to Sheffield United’s woe and winning 2-1 at Bramall Lane.
Carlos Corberan’s side now have seven points from their opening four fixtures of the season, converting a difficult couple of results into a positive start.
A clash with Everton awaits in the League Cup this week, before Huddersfield host Reading at the John Smith’s Stadium on Saturday.
Bubbling away alongside those fixtures is the remainder of the transfer window. A lot of Huddersfield’s work has been done earlier in the summer, but a strong end to August, combined with this latest run of results, would help elevate the mood in West Yorkshire.
Here, we take a look at a couple of dilemmas Huddersfield have:
Adding another midfielder
Juninho Bacuna’s career at Huddersfield came to an end last week, with the midfielder joining Rangers on a permanent contract.
Corberan was quizzed last week on whether he would want to add another attack-minded, central midfielder to his squad during the remainder of the transfer window. He explained how he was happy with his defence, but Huddersfield would scan the market to solve issues further up the field.
Bacuna, for all his inconsistency, contributed heavily for Town last season and your gut feeling is that he probably needs replacing in the coming week.
There’s also ongoing speculation linking Lewis O’Brien with a move to the Premier League. Nothing concrete has materialised there, although the 22-year-old would certainly need replacing if a late move develops.
The last thing Huddersfield need, then, is to be on the lookout for two midfielders in the final days of the window.
Between Danny Ward, Jordan Rhodes and Fraizer Campbell, Huddersfield’s frontline strikers are yet to score a goal this season.
Josh Koroma remains the side’s key goalscorer and he finally got off the mark against Sheffield United at the weekend. However, the lack of cutting edge from the player he is asked to play off is slightly concerning.
Ward has really struggled to offer much of a goal threat, whilst Rhodes’ issues with fitness are the talk on the terrace at the moment. Campbell feels like Huddersfield’s best option to lead the line, but there’s no denying the fact he’s hardly a prolific No.9. In fact, his suitability to the role is the fact he can drop deeper to link play, benefitting Koroma.
Corberan has three options, then, but not an out-and-out goalscorer. That’s a concern and something that could well be looked at in the remainder of the transfer window.