Huddersfield Town & Peterborough United Contest League One Play Off Final

The media may be focused upon super injunctions and famous footballers at the moment, but there are far more important events unfolding in English football this week.

Already AFC Wimbledon have won a historic place in the football league and the League One and League Two play offs are set to reach their conclusion at the weekend.

On Sunday either Huddersfield or Peterborough will become the final team in League One will win promotion to the Championship.

Both sides emerged victorious from high scoring and tense semi finals and will be looking to finish the job at Old Trafford.

Peterborough had to overcome a first leg deficit to edge out MK Dons and Huddersfield played out a scintillating 3-3 draw before winning the tie on penalties against Bournemouth.

ChampionshipTalk would like to take a few moments looking at the prospects of both sides.


After a long campaign Huddersfield finished eight points ahead of fourth placed Peterborough.

Managed by former Newcastle midfielder Lee Clark, the Terriers boast a blend of experienced former Premier League players and young talent a mix that will be key during the game on Sunday.

During the final the Terriers will be relying on the experience of Gary Naysmith and Kevin Kilbane, the latter earning himself the nickname of ‘Zinedine Kilbane’ on Twitter during the semi finals.

These veterans are supported by the firepower of two young strikers Anthony Pilkington (22) and top scorer Jordan Rhodes (21) who have provided a breath of fresh air to the Galphram stadium this season.

With a strong side confidence levels must be high amongst both the fans and the players.


After an ill fated spell at Preston former manager Darren Ferguson returned to the club in January helping to guide the Posh to the play-offs.

Spearheaded by their star players goal machine Craig Mackail-Smith and the safe hands of Joe Lewis the Posh can be a match for any side in the division on their day.

Although slight underdogs if both players perform on Sunday then the Posh will fancy their chances of promotion.


As with all play-off finals predicting the victor is virtually impossible. However after their league finsh and blend of experience and youthful talent it is Huddersfield who will enter the final as slight favourites.

Good luck to both sides and we will see a lot more of one of these sides in ChampionshipTalk next season.

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