Mooy the 'heart' of Huddersfield - Wagner

Paola Ditto
Mag 18, 2017

The Terriers, who haven't played top-flight football since 1972, will find themselves 90 minutes away from Premier League if they win their semi-final against Sheffield Wednesday tonight.

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.

Wednesday's risk-averse tactics helped them record a 0-0 draw in a dour all-Yorkshire stalemate on Sunday, during which the visitors failed to muster a single shot on target.

Wednesday and Huddersfield finished level on 81 points, with Carlos Carvalhal's side taking fourth spot on goal difference.

The semifinal game on May 14, was the first meeting between these teams in the last 5 matches, in which Huddersfield managed to avoid defeat.

If Huddersfield fail to win promotion via the play-offs, David Wagner could leave, according to this report, and a duo of Championship clubs are lining him up.

The German said: "We will not play them off the park.We played Sheffield Wednesday and no-one should forget it".

"But we have to see it as a normal game".

The Portuguese does admit, though, that the result was a "positive" one and said: "If you go away in the play-off semi-final and you return to play the home game at 0-0, it is very positive".

"Hopefully it will be a special night in front of our fans under the lights and one where we come out on top", the right-back said.

"It might have been a little off day for us with the ball on Sunday but the clean sheet was very important and we are confident going back home playing in front of our fans".

"We are not favourites in this competition".

“Both teams are similar, I thought we were the better side, but we just couldnt get that goal.

The 33-year-old has played for Feyenoord, Celtic and has two appearances for the Netherlands.

"Every team has 25% chance".

"We tried to score but we must give credit to Huddersfield, they blocked our transition".

That figure - made up of £95m for being in the top flight next season and at least £75m in parachute payments in years to follow - perhaps explained why the game started in cagey fashion, and continued in precisely that manner.

"We have good confidence in our team".

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