After a disastrous year it would be easy to suggest that Huddersfield have a huge rebuilding job on their hands ahead of their first season back in the Championship.
However, The Terriers would be better suited if they gave Jan Siewart and his players an opportunity to right the wrongs of last year.
Although Town had many players that weren’t up to Premier League level, the spine of the team remains strong. They will need a new keeper but there are reliable players in the squad and with Karlan Grant emerging onto the scene they have a very exciting prospect up front.
They could lose some notable players this summer, such as Aaron Mooy and Mathias Jorgensen, who could be on his way to Celtic. It is important that keep the players who helped them get up, and those who did well under the circumstances last season.
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The German central defender was key in their promotion from the Championship in 2017 and he was awarded Huddersfield’s player of the season in their two years in the top-flight.
Schindler has a tremendous amount of influence over the rest of the team and often leads by example with his consistent performances.
Worryingly, former manager David Wagner is said to be keen to bring him to Schalke, so Huddersfield must do all they can to persuade him to stay.
Nobody represents the club more than Smith. He knows what it means to be a Terrier and shows fight, courage and determination every time he steps out onto the pitch.
There will be games next season that will be decided by exactly that, so Huddersfield will need spirit from players like Smith if they are to succeed.
He struggled at times in the top-tier which saw him lose his place to Florent Hadergjonaj, but he is great defensively in the Championship and could make a real difference to the team next season on and off the pitch.
Pritchard was another player who struggled to make the jump up to the Premier League, but he proved what an exceptional player he is to have for a Championship side during his time at Brentford and Norwich.
In 18 months at Carrow Road he scored eight goals and provided 14 assists, and prior to that scored 12 and assisted seven in a loan spell at The Bees.
He is clearly a capable player but needs to rediscover his form and confidence. If Siewart can put his arm round his shoulder and get the best out of him Huddersfield could have one of the best playmakers in the Championship.Like what the FLW have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!