Louis Carey hails new Bristol City home kit
Louis Carey believes Bristol City's new-look for the 2012-13 Championship season will prove a big hit with the club's fans.
Having opted last month to revert to the traditional black and white away kit used in their First Division heyday in the 1970s, City have now unveiled a home kit with a difference.
Captain Carey and his team-mates will still wear predominantly red when playing at Ashton Gate next season, but the adidas-designed shirts will also incorporate black from the breast up in a bold departure from the recent past.
The new home shirts go on sale in the club shop on Thursday, July 12 and the team will be seen sporting the new design for the first time when City take on Bristol Rovers in a testimonial match for Carey on Saturday, August 4.
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Carey said: "I'm chuffed to bits with the new kit – I think it looks brilliant.
"When I was a fan as a kid, I always remembered being excited waiting to see what the new kit would look like before the start of each season.
"I think this new look shirt is really sharp and dynamic and I think it will be a big hit with the fans. It is a bit different from we have seen in the past, but I think it works well.
"I've talked to the players and they all love it. I think it's great that it will be seen first in a City v Rovers match and I cannot wait for the day to arrive."
City will wear red shorts and red socks at home and the shirts will be emblazoned with the name of principal partners and kit sponsors Blackthorn, whose logo will also appear on away shorts.
But all junior size replica shirts will instead feature the Bristol City Community Trust logo after Blackthorn donated the space to the Ashton Gate-based organisation.
Home shirts will retail at £45 for adults and £35 for children.
City's new goalkeeping kit is light blue with black trim.