HUDDERSFIELD Town player Andy Booth has a new job.
The star striker has signed up with Kirklees Libraries and Huddersfield Technical College to help encourage reading.
His `signing' is part of the National Literacy Trust's `Reading the Game' initiative which is supported by the Football Foundation and involves professional footballers from all divisions in trying to motivate people of all ages to read.
As well as being featured on the National Literacy Trust's website, the player is now a `Reading Champion' and will be appearing at events organised in partnership by Kirklees Libraries and Huddersfield Technical College to promote family literacy.
Striker Andy came through Huddersfield's youth ranks and scored 54 league goals in 109 league starts before transferring to Sheffield Wednesday in 1996 for a club record of £2.7m. He returned to Town in 2001 and continues to be a local hero.
Asked what he gets out of helping children with their reading, he said: "The pleasure I see on the kids' faces after reading a book."