Huddersfield have been celebrating their promotion to the Premier League

Schindler scored the winning penalty in the shoot-out to fire the Terriers into the top flight for the first time since 1972.

Huddersfield reached Wembley by beating Sheffield Wednesday on penalties and once again they hit the jackpot in the lottery.

Sir John Madejski says he fully expects Jaap Stam to continue as Reading manager next season.

The current QPR boss said: "I'm never going to live it down, I put them in the bottom three in my predictions [for Sky Sports], but they've been absolutely magnificent".

"I haven't seen much progression from the club during the back end of last season".

The club saw a 60 per cent increase in season ticket holders for the 2016/17 campaign after Chairman Dean Hoyle cut the price.

The 45-year-old Wagner, a former USA international, arrived at the northern English club in 2015 from Borussia Dortmund, where he was reserve-team coach, and only just managed to keep Huddersfield in the second tier.

Hefele missed his first but Ward thwarted Liam Kelly and Liam Moore, in between Mooy's successful penalty, to put the Terriers a kick away from promotion, with Schindler duly obliging.

He imposes a similar high energy, high pressing game to that which has brought Liverpool and Huddersfield Town such success and this can only add optimism ahead of Norwich's promotion push next season. "It's very hard to take", said Habsi.

"Maybe it's just a small detail, but it's important to make everybody believe you can do it, especially a "smaller" club". The limit is in the Premier League.

"I'm very proud of the team and what they have achieved this season".

"A lot of the pundits wrote us off before the season", said the 45-year-old German-born former United States global.

"For sure we will be the biggest underdog next year, but that could also be our biggest strength and we can draw on that".

Huddersfield will hold a civic ceremony in the town on Tuesday. The Yorkshire side were once as great as any club you can think of and won some trophies too during their peak, back in the 1920's.

  • Julie Sanders