Wagner to stay at Huddersfield

Huddersfield full-back Chris Lowe believes David Wagner will reject any summer approaches to stay at a club where the head coach has become a “hero”. After 45 years away from the top flight, the Terriers secured a long-awaited return by winning Monday’s Championship play-off final against Reading.

Nothing could split the sides over 120 goalless minutes at Wembley, with Wagner’s men eventually emerging triumphant as a 4-3 penalty shootout win kick starts an exciting new chapter in the club’s history.

Lowe was among Huddersfield’s shootout heroes, completing a dream first season in West Yorkshire having arrived on a free transfer from 2. Bundesliga side Kaiserslautern last summer.

Asked if he thought reaching the Premier League had been possible when he joined, the full-back told Press Association Sport: “No. No, because it is a tough league with many big clubs.

“They spend a lot of money every year and we get the chance to play a play-off final in this division is unbelievable. “We’re now just happy that we did it and we showed that you can get promoted with a low budget.

“I think the manager did it perfect the whole season. “It started with our camp in Sweden – I think that was the starting point for this journey.

“We developed over the whole season and I think in the end we deserved that we got promoted.”

(Photo: Robbie Stephenson/JMP)

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