Huddersfield Town fan Alex Workman from Antibes in France is keeping fingers crossed he can win a Football League prize to watch is favourite club.

The 41-year-old, who grew up around Shelley and moved to France with his family five years ago, has been shortlisted for top prize in the Football League’s ‘Stand Up & Be Counted’ campaign.

The overall winner from 72 supporters of league clubs will be announced on Saturday’s Football On 5 programme on Channel 5, and they will fly over to watch their team later in the season.

Alex, who worked in publishing in the UK and still does bits of freelance editing, is hoping he’ll be the lucky entrant.

“A nice trip to an away game would be the dream ticket,” said Alex, who has two children and who will be home at Christmas for the Boxing Day game against Preston.

“When we came to France we lived in Lyon, and for the past two years in Antibes on the Riviera – but still pretty homesick!

“I started watching Town in the late 1970s – my first game was 1977, but I probably spent most of the time swinging on barriers as I was only three – and became pretty obsessed.

“My favourite players growing up were Steve Kindon, Mark Lillis and Brian Stanton, and most recently Marcus Stewart.

Goalscoring hero Mark Lillis in action in the 1980s

“I try to get back for one or two games a season – usually a couple at home and a good away-day.”

A total of over 52,000 supporters from around the globe took part in the initiative, with at least one fan registered in all 247 of the different territories. The country with the most fans registered was Australia, with a total of 8,667 fans standing up to be counted for their Football League club.

The results of the campaign showed that Huddersfield as a club boasted 402 overseas supporters, with the country with the most overseas Terriers fans being Bermuda (thanks to Nahki Wells being on the books).

As a prize for making the shortlist, Alex, who lives 500 miles away from the club, will be offered one month’s free access to the Town PlayerHD service, which enables fans to listen to live match commentary of our games wherever they are in the world.