Jaap Stam: 'My future is at Reading'

Previous analysis from Deloitte's Sports Business Group suggests that promotion to the Premier League could lead to an uplift in income of at least £170m.

However former USA worldwide Wagner, who was part of Jurgen Klopp's Borussia Dortmund coaching staff before he moved to Huddersfield in November 2015, has fashioned a promotion-chasing side from a collection of shrewd imports and loans that now stand on the brink of the Premier League.

'We are aware of it and of course we want to get it over the line, there is a job to do.

Huddersfield have returned from a warm-weather break in Portugal to commence the final few days of training at their Canalside complex, where pitches have been cut to the same dimensions as Wembley and training takes place at 3pm to mirror Monday's kick-off.

"(Leicester) have shown it is possible", Wagner said.

Going by how both sides fared against each other this season - both teams winning the home fixture 1-0 - it's highly unlikely that the play-off final will be a thrillfest as such, but Stam or Reading fans won't care if it means they return to the top flight since relegation in 2013.

"The prize of the Premier League makes it even bigger". Usually a Huddersfield Town player will not get an offer from a Premier League club.

"Especially us in Huddersfield know, the pundits are not always right".

"In the end, now we are so far and when you're in the final there is only one idea. Around Christmas this vision changed from a chance, and now it's changed to a reality, and we're one step away from the Premier League".

Wagner, who turned down the chance to manage Bundesliga side Wolfsburg earlier in the season, has been linked with a number of clubs in recent weeks, including Middlesbrough, Crystal Palace, Hull and Sunderland.

Huddersfield boss David Wagner performed a similar trick to dispose of Carlos Carvalhal's Sheffield Wednesday but I don't think Stam has received the same level of praise as the Terriers chief this season.

'I have said this to the players because they have the same headlines.

"After the season we will look back at how well we've actually done".

Nick Miller is a writer for ESPN FC, covering Premier League and European football.

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