Huddersfield’s David Wagner looks to fans’ bond for play-off success

Huddersfield’s manager David Wagner

Local knowledge is overrated. Two years ago Carlos Carvalhal and David Wagner were virtually unknown in England but now they are jousting for the right to lead one of the country’s former champions to Wembley and perhaps on to the Premier League. Huddersfield host Sheffield Wednesday on Sunday in the first leg of their Championship playoff semi-final, and it has been a long time since fans of either club have been so excited.