Saints cel­e­brate with a new jersey

Paisley Daily Express - - Paisley’s Past - St Mir­ren

St Mir­ren will be wear­ing a new third kit to­day when they take on Dun­fermline.

How­ever, Saints chair­man Gor­don Scott won’t give any clues about the new strip, in­sist­ing that the sup­port­ers are in for a sur­prise.

With the club mark­ing its 140th an­niver­sary next month, all that the chair­man would give away is that the new top will mark the oc­ca­sion.

Scott said: “For this Saturday’s top of the ta­ble clash we will be wear­ing a new, spe­cially em­broi­dered, third kit to cel­e­brate the club’s 140th an­niver­sary. It will go on sale in the club shop in early Oc­to­ber.

“The only hint for Saturday is that we will not be the team in black and white stripes.”

Mean­while, Scott re­vealed that sales of the new strips are go­ing well af­ter the de­ci­sion was made to bring sales in-house.

He added: “The de­ci­sion to take the sale of the strips in-house is prov­ing to be a big suc­cess.

“We have sold nearly 1,500 to date and, along with the Skyview Cap­i­tal spon­sor­ship, we have al­ready eclipsed the rev­enue gen­er­ated by our pre­vi­ous deal.

“Camp­bell Kennedy asked us to put our faith in him with this project and to­gether with the club shop they have de­liv­ered on that.

“As you may be aware, we have had a few teething prob­lems with the new strips.

These were mainly down to the English con­trac­tor who was re­spon­si­ble for ad­her­ing the badges to the strip.

“To Joma’s credit they have acted swiftly and have al­ready con­tracted with a dif­fer­ent com­pany based in Scot­land for next year’s kit.”

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