Sheffield Wednesday - Championship Football - 14 May 2017

Ruben Hill
May 20, 2017

Wednesday are chasing a second successive play-off final while Huddersfield have been the division's surprise package, even to Wagner, after four bottom-half finishes.

Town have seen more of Fernando Forestieri than they would care to remember in recent years, with visits to the John Smith's Stadium bringing out the very best in the 27-year-old - whether it be in the colours of Sheffield Wednesday or Watford.

"But it's hard when deep down we are still hurting and we don't want to experience that pain again".

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.

"'I used it in my final meeting before we met Sheffield Wednesday on Sunday", Wagner revealed. "We would go down as legends".

The second period followed an identical pattern, with the hosts in control and finally they tested Westwood in the Wednesday goal 10 minutes after the restart.

Wells said: "It will top all our league performances, for sure, because it is a big game and we need to rise to the occasion".

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. I wished we had a goal and a victory but it isn't the case. "We are massively better at home".

Now one of the league's biggest clubs are aiming to return to where they believe they belong after a 17-year absence from the Premier League.

Carlos Carvalhal credits Huddersfield Town for their display in the Championship playoff semi-final, but says that he has "good expectations" for the return leg.

"We have to go there and maybe be a little bit more clinical and create maybe a couple more clear-cut chances".

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.

'They had never played in the top division and Huddersfield have had a long wait.

The two side's played out a dogged 0-0 draw in the first leg of their play-off semi-final on Sunday.

Sheffield Wednesday came close to achieving this aim last season, but were narrowly beaten by Hull City in the play-off final.

"The chairman invested heavily in the squad and I think if you see this year, the squad has improved a lot".

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