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All you need to know ahead of the Sky Bet Championship Play-Off Final - Huddersfield Town v Nottingham Forest

29 May 2022

The curtain comes down on the 2021/22 campaign this weekend, with the Sky Bet Championship Play-Off Final rounding off a season of highs and lows.

Both the Terriers and the Tricky Trees have defied expectations this year in reaching the Final but today, they lock horns in a bid to return to the top-flight, with the West Yorkshire team having been there more recently than Forest, who could make a long-awaited Premier League comeback.

Here's all you need to know ahead of the Final...

When and where is the Final taking place?

The Sky Bet Championship Play-Off Final will be contested between Huddersfield Town and Nottingham Forest at Wembley Stadium, with kick-off between the two teams at the National Stadium at 4.30pm on Sunday, 29 May.

The Stags will be housed in the east side of Wembley, while the Valiants will be located in the west side of the home of football.

How can I follow it?

The Final will be shown live on Sky Sports Football, with viewers able to tune in for coverage.

Live updates from the showpiece can also be found on the EFL's official social media channels by following @SkyBetChamp on Twitter, @theEFL on Facebook and @EFL on Instagram. You can join in by using the hashtag #EFLPlayOffs.

What have the Managers said?

Huddersfield Town head coach Carlos Corberan:

"That togetherness is one of the strengths we have. If you only have that you will not be competitive, but if you don't have it you won't be competitive either, so you need to have the balance.

"One positive about the character of the team is that the team will always try from the first minute until the end, and it's a group where the team is the most important thing. Everyone has been working very very hard and all they want is the best thing for the team."

Nottingham Forest boss Steve Cooper:

“My attitude has always been to be the best I can be and we can be, because of the feeling it gives to so many people if we succeed. If people are feeling good about their football club and feel that, at the moment, the team is a good representation of it, then, I have to say, that’s important to me.

“The support has been immense. It’s not just helped me, it’s the players, it’s all of us."

Who is officiating the game?

Referee: Jon Moss

Assistant Referees: Marc Perry and Tim Wood

Fourth Official: Craig Pawson

Reserve Assistant Referee: Wade Smith

VAR: Paul Tierney

AVAR: Ian Hussin

What are the figures behind the game?

6 - The Terriers have reached their sixth EFL Play-Off Final.

306 - Long-serving skipper Jonathan Hogg has made over 300 appearances since joining Huddersfield in 2013.

28 - Huddersfield scored more set-piece goals, excluding penalties, in the regular season than any other team.

19 - Stopper Lee Nicholls has kept 19 clean sheets across the campaign.

93 - Sorba Thomas has created more chances for the Terriers than any other player in League and Play-Off football this season.

59 - Boss Cooper has won 59% of his 44 games in charge - the best win ratio of any Forest manager since the Club joined the EFL in 1892/93.

2003 - Brennan Johnson became the first Forest player to score in both legs of a Play-Off Semi-Final since dad David in 2002/03 against the Blades.

7 - Keeper Brice Samba made a total of seven saves in the Second Leg of the Semi-Final against Sheffield United, including three shoot-out stops.

3 - The Reds had three inclusions in this year's Championship Team of the Season: Joe Worrall, Djed Spence and Ryan Yates.

23 - Forest could return to the top flight after a 23-year absence.

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