They are hard at work preparing for a tough visit to Birmingham City.

But Huddersfield Town players took special time off from their new afternoon training sessions to spread Christmas cheer around the children’s wards at both Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and Calderdale Royal Hospital.

They turned Santa to bring a smile to the faces of local children.

Huddersfield Town players visit the children's ward at HRI.Andy Booth arrives with the gift bags.

They presented goodie bags which included a Teddy and a Town beanie hat.

Youngsters Malachi McKenzie, aged 10, from Longwood, and Faisal Shazad, 13, from Fartown, who are both patients in the Infirmary’s Ward 18, were thrilled to see the footy heroes.

Play Nurse, Karen Foster, said, “It’s always a pleasure to welcome Town on to the wards.

Huddersfield Town players visit the children's ward at HRI.

“Everyone gets a bit giddy and they leave our young patients and their families with some special memories.

“We’re very grateful to the lads for taking time out of their busy schedule to come and see us all.”

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