A GOALIE with one of Bristol Rovers' junior sides has been chosen as Huddersfield Town mascot's when the two teams meet tomorrow.
Eight-year-old George Sowden will be turning out in a new Terriers strip bought by his Town-mad dad, Robert, specially for the occasion.
Joining George leading Town on to Bristol's Memorial Ground will be sister Charlotte, aged 12, similarly kitted out.
Robert left Mirfield for Bristol more than 20 years ago.
But his passion for soccer and his beloved Town never waned and George and Charlotte grew up in the south-western city as staunch supporters of the Terriers.
George plays in goal for Bristol Rovers under-nines and Charlotte is captain of the under-14s Winterbourne United team in the city.
Neither know they have been chosen for the honour. Robert plans to break the news just hours before the 3pm kick-off.
Robert, a company director, has a season ticket to watch Town.
He drives thousands of miles each year to follow the team's fortunes.
He said: "I'm a proper fan. I watched them when they were in the old First Division and I watched them when they went down to the Fourth!"
He said of his two children: "They are true Town fans, but Bristol Rovers would be their second team."
The family are all excited about the match.
It was Robert's partner, Donna Bennett, who organised the treat for the children.
"Town have won six on the trot, so I'm hoping they will bring quite good support," added Robert.