HUDDERSFIELD Town player Martin McIntosh has new kit - his very own tartan!

The defender has been presented with a tartan in his family's clan colours.

The presentation was made by directors of family-run Longwood textile firm N Batley before Town's crunch match against Yeovil on Saturday.

N Batley is one of the UK's biggest weavers of tartan.

Managing director Andrew Wellings and his family are keen Town fans and their company has an executive box at the Galpharm Stadium.

Mr Wellings said: "We were making a McIntosh tartan for a Scottish customer and decided to provide a length of the cloth for Martin to make into a kilt.

"We make a lot of tartan for people in Scotland and for Americans researching their Scottish ancestry.

"Since the closure of the Scottish border mills more and more tartan is being woven in Huddersfield."

In contrast to some sectors of the textile industry, N Batley is enjoying a period of expansion. "We are quite busy at the moment," said Mr Wellings.

"We are installing another weaving line to increase capacity.

"Tartan never goes out of fashion. It will still be here next year and the year after.

"We keep different tartans in stock all the time.

"There's also a Graham tartan - so if Jacko signs David Graham permanently, we'll be happy to provide a tartan for him, too!"

N Batley, which was founded in the 1950s, made headlines last week after it was highly commended in the regional finals of the Yell Best Family Business Awards.

Four generations of the family are involved in the company.

The firm was based at Firth Street, Huddersfield, for many years.

It moved to Dale Street in Longwood a few years ago, to make way for the development of student flats near the university.