NEWCASTLE are pencilled in for a tough encounter against Brighton this weekend – and they will be freshly dressed for the occasion.
The Magpies will be hoping to halt Brighton’s train following the Seagulls’ heroic victory over Manchester United.
But a bizarre situation has forced Eddie Howe’s men to represent in their training kit colours of sky blue.
Find out why below.
Why are Newcastle wearing a one-off kit against Brighton?
The Premier League ruled in the most rarest of scenarios that all THREE of the Magpies strips would clash with Brighton’s kits.
And as a result, Newcastle have been granted special permission to wear an alternate jersey which is used in warm-up training sessions by the players.
A statement on the club’s official website read: “Accordingly, Newcastle United has gained special dispensation from the Premier League to wear a sky-blue jersey.”
This jersey features the silhouette of St. James’ Park and several city landmarks plus, it will be worn with the traditional black shorts and socks.
Will the one-off kit be on sale?
Newcastle fans will be delighted to hear that the jersey is expected to be go on sale soon.
A statement read “The shirt will ordinarily be worn as a warm-up shirt by the players on matchdays but will feature FUN88, noon.com and Premier League branding for the trip to the Amex Stadium.
“The warm-up version of the shirt will be available to buy at shop.nufc.co.uk soon.”
When is Brighton vs Newcastle?
- Brighton vs Newcastle takes place on Saturday, August 13.
- The match kicks off at 3pm UK time.
- Amex Stadium will be the allocated arena which can hold around 31,800 fans.