THEY have a new stadium and Rotherham United have now revealed the new home shirt their players will be wearing in it.
In a general design alteration, the club have kept the traditional white sleeves but this new shirt has the white of the right sleeve travelling directly from the collar.
This season’s shirt had two narrow white stripes extending from the collar to the sleeve on the right side. The collar also changes from v-neck to a round neck.
The shirt front is to incorporate the Borough of Rotherham coat of arms in addition to the club badge.
The town’s coat of arms was used as the shirt badge in the late 1940s and early 1950s, a halcyon period for the Millers which included the club reaching the second tier (now The Championship) for the first time.
A couple of years later this was dropped and there was no badge on the shirt for the best part of 30 years. During that time they also had a long time with plain sleeves.
Club captain Ryan Cresswell believes the new design will be a winner with the supporters.
“I’m expecting to see plenty of these in the New York Stadium,” said Ryan. “Moving back into the town is a significant event for the club, and it seems fitting that this has been recognised by including the coat of arms on the shirt, making it different to one we’ve had, yet keeping the traditional Millers design.”
Manager Steve Evans is busy looking for new players to wear the new shirt and could well have further signings this week to add to his first new signing, former Barnsley striker Daniel Nardiello who agreed last week to join the club from