A FORMER Colne Valley man is travelling 600 miles to see his beloved Huddersfield Town battle Chelsea tomorrow.
Robert Pearson, 44, moved from Slaithwaite to Elgin, north-east Scotland, in 1992.
But the builder and 15-year-old son Daniel won’t let distance get in the way of Huddersfield’s biggest fixture for two years.
Father-of-two Mr Pearson is staying at his in-laws in Slaithwaite today before picking up brother Mark, 40, and friends Robert Cottrell and his son Adam, all from Slaithwaite.
Despite living 400 miles away Mr Pearson sees his favourite team at the Galpharm once a year when he visits relatives
He said: “I can’t wait for the game but my son is more excited than me; probably because he’s not the one driving!
“I promised my son over the last couple of years that if Town got a decent draw I would take him. He’s never seen a big draw like this.
“You don’t get any big games up here. Aberdeen is the nearest and that’s 70 miles away.
“It going to be a long journey back if they lose. But if they win it’ll be worth it!”