ONE of Town's most determined followers was there to wave the team off.
Gavin Greig, 11, of Arthur Street, Golcar, will be at the big game on Monday - exactly two years since a heart transplant saved his life.
The Colne Valley High pupil was invited to the McAlpine Stadium by Town chief executive Andrew Watson, to meet his heroes and wish them luck.
Mum Ann said that after the struggles of battling the rare heart virus cardiomyopathy Gavin was now enjoying a near-normal life.
She said: "He still has to have regular check-ups, but, all in all, he is so much better.
"He loves Huddersfield Town and can't wait for Monday, when we all go down to Cardiff.
"He said that May 31 was a lucky date for him - so hopefully it will be again, but this time for the players."
Gavin has reacted incredibly to his transplant, quickly recovering and even winning four medals in the Transplant Games at Alton Towers last summer.
"He is going to compete again this year," said Ann.
"It is a lovely day out.
"I was so proud of Gavin last year.
"He has gone through a lot for someone so young, but he has always done it with a smile on his face.
"Hopefully, we will all be smiling on Monday as well."
* Town fans travelling to Cardiff for Monday's play-off showdown have been urged to be sensible.
Police have the power to stop coaches and minibuses travelling to sports fixtures and confiscate any alcohol they find on board.
Fans have been urged not to drink on the way to the game. If they turn up at the ground looking drunk, they will not be let in.
If fans are stopped on the journey and passengers in the vehicle look the worse for wear, any alcohol will be confiscated and they will be sent back home.
Pc Peter Doyle, of Huddersfield traffic police, said: "Also, bear in mind where you put stickers, banners and scarves in your vehicle.
"It is a long motorway journey to Cardiff and you will need good, all-round vision out of every window."