These are the new Leeds United Home, Away and 3rd Macron kits that will be worn by the team in the 2008/09 season. The players are already using the new training kit range supplied by Macron, and the home strip will be used in a competitive fixture for the first time against York City at KitKat Crescent on Friday evening.
The shirts will not have a sponsor for Friday night's fixture as the club have encountered a number of contractual issues with the company who had agreed and signed a two-year contract with the club on May 26 2008 to be our shirt sponsor. We are looking at resolving the outstanding issues as quickly as possible.
The club have, as a precaution, also held discussions with a number of local based companies about becoming the main shirt sponsor if the outstanding issues cannot be resolved. It is hoped to be able to make an announcement as to the shirt sponsor for the 2008/09 season within the next seven days.
Macron, the new kit suppliers, who signed a four-year contract with the club in January have had the kits ready for delivery for the last six weeks but have been delayed in supplying them whilst the new shirt sponsorship arrangement was finalised.
Full details of when the kit will be available to fans will be announced 24 hours after the shirt sponsor is announced. The kits will only be available from the shop at Elland Road.