Sheffield Wednesday and Huddersfield Town clash for place at Wembley


Wednesday responded to the extra expectation on their shoulders this season to finish in fourth place and secure another play-off berth, where they take on their Yorkshire rivals over two legs for a place in the Wembley final on May 29.

The two sides played out a 0-0 draw at the John Smith's Stadium on Sunday to keep the tie nicely poised going into the crucial return leg on Wednesday night.

"I used it in my final meeting before we met Sheffield Wednesday on Sunday", the German revealed.

Right-back Hunt said: "The hurt from previous year is still inside us and we want to put that out of our minds".

We now play at home in front of our fans as a final. "We would go down as legends".

“We have to stand up and rise to the occasion, we have to put a lot of emphasis on hard work and desire as that is what these games are about.

Loovens sees the experience of last season's play-off heartbreak as a positive, which will mean the squad is more mentally prepared this time around. I wished we had a goal and a victory but it isn't the case. "Then when we played them in the FA Cup, I had chance to speak about him with Pep Guardiola". "We don't have to manage the result or something, for me a good result against Wednesday is a win and nothing else".

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"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".

Kachunga, who turned his loan move from Ingolstadt into a permanent arrangement in March, was a key figure in the Paderborn team that won promotion in the 2013-14 campaign.

The Terriers, who finished the regular season in fifth, bossed the entire 90 minutes but were unable to find an elusive goal, with Izzy Brown clipping the crossbar in the first half and Nahki Wells twice testing Keiren Westwood in the Wednesday net.

Both have endured lengthy absences from English football's uppermost division, though the wait has been longer for Huddersfield, who have been outside the top flight for the past 45 years.

"It's similar because it's two small clubs, no-one thinks that these clubs will play in the first division". "That you will be in the semi-finals of the play-offs, with a draw in the first leg, and there's a real chance for the final, I didn't have this in my head".

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