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Sky Bet Championship Play-Off Final: Wagner, Stam, Brown, Swift

27 May 2017

Huddersfield Town and Reading are set to battle it out in the Sky Bet Championship Play-Off Final on Monday, and here's what the managers and players have had to say in the build-up.

You can watch the game live on Monday 29th May live on Sky Sports, with kick-off at 3pm. 

David Wagner - Huddersfield Town manager:

“It’s an honour for me and I’m proud to be part of this Terriers group who will be involved on Monday at three o’clock . This group totally deserve it for what they’ve done so far this season. 

“This is maybe a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for our players. Usually a Huddersfield Town player wouldn’t have a chance of being involved in the Premier League. Now they have a real chance.” 

Jaap Stam - Reading manager:

“When you start a job, you think you know the qualities of the players you have, but if you work with them and you take them out of their comfort zone, you see there is a lot more in them. 

“I love working with this team and with these players. They just need to believe in themselves and have confidence in what they can do.” 

Reading: Click here to read more from Jaap Stam

Izzy Brown - Huddersfield Town attacker:

“It’ll be an amazing experience for me to play in such a big game at such a young age, it still feels a bit surreal. 

“Sometimes at night when you’re just laying there, you think ‘imagine scoring a hat-trick at Wembley’ so the thoughts are there, but I just want to put work hard for the team and play well.” 

John Swift - Reading midfielder:

“I went to watch Chelsea when they beat Portsmouth in the FA Cup final when I was there, and I went to Wembley with Swindon as a player when they got to the Play-Off Final, but unfortunately I wasn't in the squad. 

"After that day, I just wanted to get there again, and hopefully this time it will be a good result.” 

Reading: Click here to read more from John Swift

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