Today at 3pm Wembley hosts the Skybet Championship play off final. The winners will of course claim promotion to the Premier league. The game is often seen as being the richest game in football with a windfall of £200m.
So will it be Reading who were last in the Premier league in the 2012/13 season or Huddersfield Town who last competed in the top flight as far back as 1972.
Historically Reading have spent most of their history at levels below the top division, but have enjoyed a period of success with 2 promotions in the past 11 years and defied all odds by finishing 8th in the Premier League in 2007. The club did enjoy a memorable day at Wembley in winning the Full Members Cup in 1988
Huddersfield Town have a history that saw them clinch 3 back to back titles (the first club to do so) in the 1920s and an FA Cup during the same period that also included the 1930’s. It’s easy to say that was their golden period as a club as they came close to more titles. After 31 years of tip flight football, the terriers were relegated to the 2nd tier and although they still spent some time back in the old first division…. most of their history has since been spent in the lower divisions. In recent years things have looked up and have reached the high of today’s game.
Today’s Team News
The Terriers boss David Wagner might stick with the team that edged out Yorkshire rivals Sheffield Wednesday on penalties in the semi final. Although Kasey Palmer sidelined recently is in contention for a return to the squad.
The Royals have doubts over Jordan Obita and Gareth McCleary but Jaap Staam is hoping left back Obita may be included. Other than that they appear in good health.
Confirmed line up’s:
So who will win promotion today?
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