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Reading v Huddersfield in £170m Championship play-off final

Reading v Huddersfield in £170m Championship play-off final

"The five players who took them were the ones who had practised them best and said that they wanted to take them".

"They were 1-0 down at Hillsborough and everybody knows how hard this occasion can be, and they bounced back - you should never write this group off".

"We were able to manage both legs".

If you'd said at the start of the season that Reading would have to win a one-off game against Huddersfield to win promotion to the Premier League, it's a gamble just about anyone would have taken, well, after the initial laughter of the suggestion had subsided anyway. “We are the small dog, the terrier, but we have belief. At the end, if you play two games and you have to go to the penalty shootout, it says how tight and even the games were.

"He said he did not feel confident", said Wednesday's Portuguese manager.

"I will have some time back home and then I will sit down with the chairman next week".

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This was the second successive season that Wednesday had reached the Championship play-offs.

He added: "We are very frustrated but we are very proud to once again have put Sheffield Wednesday in the first positions".

"Sheffield Wednesday have turned completely the way there were in the (previous) years and it is now a club everybody respects".

Huddersfield Town's Michael Hefele celebrates after beating Sheffield Wednesday on penalties.