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Team News: Huddersfield Town, Reading unchanged for Championship playoff final

Team News: Huddersfield, Reading unchanged for final
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Huddersfield Town and Reading both name unchanged starting lineups for this afternoon's Championship playoff final at Wembley.

Huddersfield Town and Reading have both named unchanged starting lineups for this afternoon's Championship playoff final at Wembley.

Terriers boss David Wagner has kept faith with the same side which scraped past Yorkshire rivals Sheffield Wednesday on penalties in the semi-finals as they bid for a return to the top flight for the first time in 45 years.

There is a surprise inclusion on the Huddersfield bench, though, as Chelsea loanee Kasey Palmer returns to the matchday squad after three months out with a hamstring injury.

The match could prove to be the last in a Huddersfield shirt for the likes of Danny Ward, Aaron Mooy and Izzy Brown, all of whom are currently on loan at the club.

Reading boss Jaap Stam also names an unaltered starting XI to the one that overcame Fulham in the semi-finals, with Yann Kermorgant - the hero from the second leg - starting alongside Lewis Grabban up front once again.

Chris Gunter captains the side in the absence of suspended skipper Paul McShane, while Jordan Obita and Garath McCleary both make the bench after recent injury troubles.

The match is considered the most lucrative in football, with the winners standing to earn an estimated £170m by gaining promotion to the Premier League.

Huddersfield Town: Ward; Smith, Hefele, Schindler, Lowe; Hogg Mooy, Kachunga, Brown, Van La Parra, Wells
Subs: Coleman, Whitehead, Hudson, Holmes-Dennis, Cranie, Quaner, Palmer

Reading: Al-Habsi; Gunter, Blackett, Ilori, Moore; Van den Berg, Evans, Williams, Swift; Grabban, Kermorgant
Subs: Jaakkola, Beerens, Mendes, Obita, McCleary, Popa, Kelly

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool23193154134160
2Manchester CityMan City23182362174556
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs23170648232551
4Chelsea23145440192147
5Arsenal23135548321644
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd23135546331344
7Watford239683232033
8Wolverhampton WanderersWolves239592731-432
9Leicester CityLeicester2394102929031
10West Ham UnitedWest Ham2394103034-431
11Everton238693433130
12Bournemouth2393113342-930
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2375112532-726
14Crystal Palace2364132332-922
15Southampton2357112540-1522
16Burnley2364132343-2022
17Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2356121931-1221
18Cardiff CityCardiff2354141944-2519
19Fulham2335152151-3014
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2325161340-2711

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