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Sheffield Wednesday: Here's what the new Owls home kit looks like

Adam Reach, Atdhe Nuhiu, Lucas Joao and Joey Pelupessy model the new Owls home kit
Adam Reach, Atdhe Nuhiu, Lucas Joao and Joey Pelupessy model the new Owls home kit
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The stripes are back!

Sheffield Wednesday this evening launched their home strip for the forthcoming Championship campaign and delighted supporters with a return to the club's traditional look.

Midfielder Joey Pelupessy models the new strip

Midfielder Joey Pelupessy models the new strip

The shirt has broad blue and white stripes on the front and an all-blue back.

It's the first time since the 2015/16 season that stripes have been on the agenda, following the 2016/17 blue jersey with white pinstripes and last year's 150th-anniversay model of blue body and white sleeves.

Manufactured by clothing company Elev8, the kits will be on sale at Sunday's Owls in the Park community festival at Hillsborough Park which is expected to attract around 15,000 supporters.

Fans on the club's database received a 6.30pm preview of the new strip today, and an official Wednesday announcement is expected later tonight.

The July launch comes in stark contrast to last season when manufacturing delays meant the anniversary kit didn't go on sale until October 23.

Chairman Dejphon Chansiri caused controversy by ditching the Owls' familiar stripes after taking over the club in January 2015 but has now decided to embrace the style which dates back to 1890.

The new shorts are black while the socks are blue.

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