Former Huddersfield Town striker Lucas Akins is looking forward to a crack at the Championship.

The 27-year-old top scored from the wing as Burton Albion won promotion from League I as runners-up to Wigan Athletic.

It means Town will face Burton, based at the Pirelli Stadium and Football League members since 2009, for the first time.

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Twelve-goal Akins, who also led the club chart with 10 last season, when the Staffordshire club came up from League II, is close to signing a new contract.

And the former Stevenage man, who left Town in 2008 after coming through the academy and making six substitute appearances, is looking forward to 2016-17.

“That first game of the season in August will be a fantastic occasion,” said Akins, who has also played for Hamilton Academical, Partick Thistle and Tranmere Rovers.

“The main aim all this season was going up. It was really special and I’m delighted to have contributed.”

Burton, bossed by Nigel Clough, clinched promotion with a goalless draw at Doncaster Rovers.

There were wild celebrations among visiting fans and Akins added: “That bit of history will forever be in the DNA of Burton Albion.

“It’s a club that was in non-league not so long ago, so the fans that have stuck with them, to see days like that – it is what football is all about.

“People dream and then when dreams turn to reality, it’s fantastic.

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“We have got to make sure now that this season’s work is backed up.

“I don’t care what the odds are. Right now, we can just enjoy what’s been achieved.”