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.

Newcastle will be wearing an alternate kit for their clash against Brighton


Newcastle will be wearing an alternate kit for their clash against BrightonCredit: Newcastle United FC

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.

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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, and Premier League branding for the trip to the Amex Stadium.

“The warm-up version of the shirt will be available to buy at 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.

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