Bristol Rovers unveiled their home and away kits for the 2009/10 season, ahead of the club's Annual Fun Day this coming Sunday at the Memorial Stadium.
The home kit has a trendy retro look and a return to the traditional shade of blue, and while the traditional blue and white quarters are retained, this year they have been reversed.
Other changes to the home shirt sees the current v-neck being replaced with a collar, whilst the back of the shirt, apart from one sleeve, is completely white, which means that the squad number will be much more recognisable, enabling the clearer identification of players.
The Blackthorn sponsorship remains on the back and the new sponsor's logo will feature on the shirt alongside the Errea brand name and the club badge. Home shorts and socks will be blue.
As for the away shirt, Rovers have made a radical change from the green kit which has been in use for the past two seasons and introduced a distinctive yellow shirt with a v-neck collar and green detail across the shoulders.
Away shorts will be green, and the socks yellow with a green band around the middle.
Adult shirts will range from small to 5XL and cost £35, with child sizes priced at £27.
For those of you interested in the technical detail, the home shirt for season 2009/10 will be produced in Ti-energy nanotechnology fabric.
This revolutionary fabric was used by Middlesbrough, Atalanta and Parma in season 2008/09.
During the production of the fabric itself, nano-particles of silver and titanium are added which give the material water and oil repellent qualities. This unique fabric also has anti-stain, anti-static and anti-bacterial qualities as well being very breathable, soft and aesthetically pleasing.
Thanks to commercial director Barry Bradshaw, Rovers are offering fans the chance to customise their shirts as part of a special cut price package.
Rovers currently register their fans as a player with the Football League, giving Gasheads the number 12 jersey to represent their status as the 12th man.
And the club are now offering a discount to fans who opt to get number 12 and their name on the back of their new shirt, which means that they can snap up a brand new shirt with Gasheads (or their name) and number printed on the back for just £40 or £32 depending on size.
The plain white back of the home shirt is perfect for showing off a name and number and Barry said; "We have returned to a very traditional style of shirt this year, which sees the 'Rovers blue' make a welcome comeback.
"The plain white back is the perfect canvas for people to show off their name and number, so we decided to create a special price for fans to enable them to customise their shirt.
"The same can be said of the away shirt, which also has a plain back, and is why our offer covers both home and away strips.
"We hope this will make our supporters, particularly the younger ones, feel as though they are part of the team. It will be great to see the terraces full of shirts with names on the back. Maybe we can even start a new trend!"
While the home kits will be available to purchase on Sunday, the away shirts will not be available until early August.
Thanks to Jeff