Ipswich Town to wear new orange third kit at Reading tomorrow night

Ipswich Town's new orange kit. Photo: ITFC

Ipswich Town's new orange kit. Photo: ITFC - Credit: Archant

The Ipswich Town players will be dressed in orange at Reading tomorrow night, with a third shirt required due to a colour clash.

The Royals’ blue and white hoops mean Ipswich will not be able to wear their usual home shirt, with their navy and maroon away kit also not deemed suitable for the game at the Madejski Stadium.

Town have registered orange as their third colour for this season but, in a statement released today, the club have said they have had to commision a new design due to not having a sufficient number of last season’s popular orange kit.

The statement said: “Town will be wearing a customised kit against Reading on Friday, which will become the third kit for this season.

“A lack of remaining 2014/15 orange shirts in pro stock (not enough to start a season with) combined with strong sales from last season means there is no available stock within the retail department.

“Adidas have ceased manufacturing last season’s shirt, so have instead supplied the Club with an alternative orange top to fall in line with the third kit colour Town registered with the Football League prior to the season starting.

“The new top, which will be worn with last season’s shorts and socks, sees a black trim run across the shoulders.

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“This kit will only be worn in emergency instances- such as Friday’s clash with Reading- where the Football League officials believe there is a clash with our home and away strips against the host club.

“Please note this away shirt is for this season only and is supplied for the first-team only. It won’t be on sale for supporters to purchase.”

While the new third shirt will not be available to buy in the club’s shop, those supporters wishing to recreate their heroes’ look can do so using this website, where the shirt’s customisable template is available to buy.

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