Huddersfield Town are heading to the Premier League, and have made history on the back of their Championship play-off final success.
The Terriers were fancied by few heading into the 2016-17 campaign, but David Wagner has overseen a remarkable reversal in fortune at the John Smith’s Stadium.
He will now be facing a man he previously worked alongside at Borussia Dortmund in Jurgen Klopp next season, with Huddersfield readying themselves for Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea and the top-flight elite.
They will need to add over the summer in order to remain competitive, with a record set on their way to big time suggesting that they need reinforcements at both ends of the field.
1 - Huddersfield are the 1st team in @EFL history to be promoted having conceded more goals than they’ve scored in the league campaign. Up.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) May 29, 2017
Huddersfield will be rejoining the elite for the first time in 45 years, with the club having turned out in the fourth tier as recently as 2003-04.
49 - Huddersfield will be the 49th different team to play in the PL and will be in the top-flight for the first time since 1972. Party. pic.twitter.com/fqTKhXth2p— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) May 29, 2017
They have worked their way up from the basement to the summit, matching a record of League Two play-off winners Blackpool in the process.
2 - Huddersfield are only the second @EFL club to be promoted via the play-offs in all three divisions (also Blackpool). Experts.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) May 29, 2017
Huddersfield will now be eagerly awaiting the announcement of the Premier League fixture list for 2017-18.