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Tommy Smith sends message to Huddersfield Town supporters ahead of play-off final v Nottingham Forest



Huddersfield Town won promotion to the Premier League via the play-offs in 2016/17 under David Wagner.

The Terriers will be hoping for a similar outcome on Sunday, although they would prefer to avoid a penalty shoot-out if given the choice, when they take on Nottingham Forest at Wembley Stadium in the most lucrative game in domestic football.

Carlos Corberan’s men edged out Luton Town, 2-1 over two legs, at the semi final stage and finished the Championship season very strongly.

The Terriers pipped Forest to third place on the final day of the season and will be hoping that can give them a psychological boost as underdogs.

Tommy Smith captained Huddersfield to the Premier League in 2016/17, and he laid out his expectations for the crunch encounter when he guested on 72+.

He said: “I think it’ll be a very tough game for Huddersfield on Sunday.

“But, in a one-off game at Wembley, form goes out the window – all that sort of stuff, it will be a great game to watch, one I’m looking forward to, it’s definitely up for grabs.

“I’m going down (to watch in person), I’m looking forward to it, it should be a great game and hopefully, with my Huddersfield hat on, I hope they can get the job done.”

The Terriers will be embracing the underdogs tag having been expected to fall away from the promotion picture at the business end of the season.

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Sorba Thomas’ potential return to the starting line-up is a huge boost for the Terriers, and his delivery from dead ball situations could edge Huddersfield onto the right side of the fine margins.

Forest conceded one goal from a set piece in their semi final victory over Sheffield United, but also relied on a heroic clearance off the line from Sam Surridge in the first half of the first leg.

Corberan’s men have been incredibly efficient and clinical in both boxes this season, a continuation of that will ensure they at least take this one deep.

The Terriers have beaten Forest once this season, but lost twice, including an FA Cup last 16 meeting, and it will be fascinating to observe how the tactical battle plays out this time around.

Passionate Football League obsessive and long-suffering Charlton Athletic supporter.

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