Sheffield Wednesday v Huddersfield: Back the Owls to clinch Wembley berth

Doug Mendoza
May 20, 2017

“We have to go there and maybe be a little bit more clinical and create maybe a couple more clear-cut chances, ” Wells told the Huddersfield Examiner.

Huddersfield will recall goalkeeper Danny Ward in place of Joel Coleman after he missed Sunday's goalless first leg through suspension.

Huddersfield nearly landed an early goal when Wednesday defender Glenn Loovens failed to clear Wells's header and the ball landed to Brown eight yards out, but his shot skimmed the bar.

"I think the momentum is with us because we have done so well lately but we have to be focused and treat it like another game and everyone should be confident going into this game".

“You have to give 100 per cent and then just hope the quality will shine through. The value of all four teams are similar. I knew during pre-season that we wouldn't be involved in relegation trouble, even though some experts predicted we'd get relegated.

The Terriers boss believes the prospect of extra-time would be "more of an advantage than a disadvantage" for a Huddersfield side that pride themselves on high fitness levels, while Wagner was quick to note the dreaded shoot-out scenario is not so daunting back in his homeland.

Huddersfield's Tommy Smith fired over before Wells had another chance when a loose ball fell to him eight yards from goal but Westwood was out quickly to deflect it wide.

The Sun report on Wednesday Wagner, long touted with the Norwich City head coach vacancy, is ready to quit the club if Town fall short in their play-off quest.

"They are a side who are really strong defensively and collectively".

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David Wagner is weighing up his options at Huddersfield Town.

“It may be the biggest game some players will have played so far in their footballing careers.”.

'To lose in a play-off final is not nice for anybody and a lot of the lads who played against Hull will be playing on Wednesday.

"We know exactly what we must do".

“Im not anxious about what they will do.

Added to that, the Elland Road faithful were edging towards supporting Wednesday as they were backing them to reach the final at Wembley.

Having played against Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund before, the intense atmosphere of a high-stakes Yorkshire derby at Hillsborough holds no fear for Kachunga.

Reading secured a 1-1 draw against Fulham at Craven Cottage on Saturday afternoon as both play-off encounters are in the balance.

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