Five Watford footballers helped spread some Christmas cheer at Watford General Hospital.

Defenders Adrian Mariappa and Adam Masina and goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes were joined by ladies stars' Helen Ward and Alysha Stojko-Down on Wednesday for the club's annual visit.

Club mascot Harry the Hornet also stopped by as the Golden Boys and Girls spent time chatting with children on the hospital wards, before giving them some presents, including a signed Watford shirt.

They also posed for pictures with excited young fans who had a chance to meet their heroes.