Reading, Sheffield Wednesday, Huddersfield Town and Fulham will all battle it out for the third remain promotion spot from the Championship after their positions in the table were confirmed on the last day.
It’s Reading who come out as the best of the rest behind the automatic promotion spots, winning 4-2 away to Burton Albion to finish above their play-off rivals.
It’s been a confidence boosting end to the season for Jaap Stam’s men and they must be going into the knockout ties full of confidence.
The Royals will be up against Fulham in a two legged tie to decide who plays at Wembley and fans are confident they can do it after finishing third.
Fulham will be no pushovers though, unbeaten in their last six matches and winning five of those. It’ll be a monumental tussle and it all kicks-off next Saturday at Craven Cottage.
After beating expectations to finish third, Reading fans took to Twitter to lord it over their promotion rivals, welcoming the challenge of sixth placed Fulham…
— Paddy (@JoshBPadfield) May 7, 2017
3rd after the past few seasons we've had is an amazing achievement; Jaap has done something special, I just hope he stays with us #URZ
— Ben Stevens (@bpatrickstevens) May 7, 2017
— olliemulford (@m1994_o) May 7, 2017
— Henry Stacey (@HenryStacey3) May 7, 2017
Are we allowed to laugh at Huddersfield's GD now ours isn't in the red? #ReadingFC
— Robin Hinton (@TheRoyalRobin) May 7, 2017
— Gilly Henwood (@gillyh1) May 7, 2017
What a season. From a relegation scrap last season to play offs this year. Jaap Stam, you are a genius. Bring on Fulham! #readingfc
— Andrew Ingle (@AndrewIngle94) May 7, 2017