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Albion step back in time as they unveil new strip

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: July 15, 2011

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BURTON Albion have turned back the clock after deciding to return to a traditional striped shirt next season.

The new home shirt in the club’s usual yellow and black colours is the first in a striped design since the mid-1990s.

Commercial director Fleur Robinson said: “We’re optimistic this new shirt will prove popular amongst our fans, especially those who recognise the striped design from previous periods in the club’s history.

“We are also very happy to move into the second year of our kit sponsorship deal with Mr Cropper, whose logo this season is integrated into the fabric of the garment.”

Albion wore a striped shirt in their old amber and black colours in their first season in 1950 and followed the fashion theme for decades.

However, they have played in plain yellow shirts for the last 16 years.

The shirt will incorporate the logo of sponsor Mr Cropper, whose sales director Simon Price was at the Pirelli Stadium launch of the new kit.

Robinson said: “We have also decided to launch replica shirts for our youngest supporters, with baby sizes available between six and 18 months.”

Mr Cropper managing director Rob Brown said: “We are proud of our association with Burton Albion and we look forward to partnering the club to success both on and off the field.’

The new replica kit is available to order in a range of sizes from six months to XXL by visiting the club’s online shop at www.burtonalbionfconlinesh op.co.uk.

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