Retro Rovers back in time with a twist

Retro Rovers back in time with a twist

James Norwood sports the new away kit Pics: Tom Wren

James Norwood

James Norwood

James Norwood

First published in Sport Gazette Series: Photograph of the Author by , Sports editor

FOREST Green are going retro after bringing back black and white stripes to the New Lawn.

The new away kit completes the club’s colours for their 17th season in the now Vanarama Conference, following the introduction of the new green and black-hooped shirt back in June.

Rovers will wear their new strip for the first time in Friday’s league match at Aldershot Town.

In collaboration with kit suppliers PUMA, Rovers are making a return to the kit colours that have been associated with the club for several decades.

The club celebrates its 125th anniversary, and the away strip this season is a definitive acknowledgement of that history.

As well as marking the return of black and white stripes, the new away kit will also see the comeback of the traditional red socks that have featured in kits of the past.

The new shirt also displays Ecotricity running vertically up the shirt.

The launch of the away kit completes the club’s colours for their 17th season in the now Vanarama Conference, following the introduction of the new green and black-hooped shirt back in June.

Rovers will wear their new strip for the first time in Friday’s league match at Aldershot Town.

Chairman Dale Vince said: "The black and white stripes, with red socks - are a Forest Green Rovers classic and something special for this big anniversary year. "It's also the perfect complement to the new black and green hoops of the home kit.

"We're very pleased to resurrect this classic look for our 125th year."

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