Sheffield Wednesday v Huddersfield: Fernando Forestieri backed to make difference

Paola Ditto
Mag 20, 2017

The Owls suffered play-off final heartache last season after they fell to a 1-0 defeat to Hull, courtesy of a stunning long-range strike from Mohamed Diame to earn the Tigers a place in the top flight. "He can create something after he has worked hard".

Hunt believes Sheffield Wednesday's huge support can give them an extra edge and lead Huddersfield into submission.

The Terriers had the first shot of the game as star player Aaron Mooy drilled his shot wide of Kieran Westwood's post.

Wednesdays supporters will expect their side to display a far greater attacking threat at home and that, according to Wells, could play into Huddersfields hands. After we showed we can develop a Man City player, they're interested in working with us in future.

Whoever advances in South Yorkshire will head to Wembley where the victors there will be elevated into English football's top division, a level Huddersfield were last at in 1972.

Fernando Forestieri was a peripheral figure on his return to the starting XI but their solid, if uninspiring, performance did allow Wednesday's hosts to record a 17th clean sheet of the campaign as goalkeeper Keiren Westwood produced two vital second-half saves to keep the game scoreless.

The Yorkshire duo are one of four teams hoping to join the already promoted, Newcastle and Brighton in the Premier League next season.

As for Huddersfield, they are still very much in this tie but will have to improve their largely inconsistent away form if they are to still seal a place at Wembley in the play-off final.

He said: 'I also went with Paderborn to the first league but the Premier League is a little bit different, maybe a little bit bigger than the Bundesliga. They are a good team.

“They might be going back home thinking theyve got a superior advantage now, but I dont see it that way, if we go there and dominate like we did here, then you never know what can happen.” Wells added.

Wagner has faced Wednesday three times since taking over as boss of the Terriers and has yet to see his side pick up a point or even score a goal.

"He played okay against Huddersfield".

'It's similar because it's two small clubs, no-one think that these clubs will play in the first division. We all know what's at stake.

"We fancy ourselves, definitely, and hopefully the crowd will really get behind us, intimidate Huddersfield and put them off their game".

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