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[28 MAY 99] COVENTRY CITY FC NEWS
Coventry City's New Kit On Sale Next Week

Coventry City’s new home kit will hit the streets next week at the start of a bumper open weekend at Highfield Road.

The new Sky Blue home strip, chosen by City fans, goes on sale through the club’s two shops from 8am on Saturday, 5 June and the club are hoping for another record breaking launch.

Highfield Road will be open to supporters from 10am on the Saturday and Sunday and they will be able to see behind the scenes including the tunnel and dressing rooms.

There will also be exhibitions from the different City departments in the club’s trophy room.

Organiser Raj Athwal said:

"It should be a really good weekend. We wanted to introduce the kit with a positive launch and we are sure supporters will enjoy what we have laid on.

"There will be a fun fair on the Sky Blue Tavern car park, a beer garden in our East Stand car park and barbecue areas inside the ground. People always wonder what goes on beneath the Main Stand and they will be able to see a dressing room laid out as it is on match day."

Supporters who pre-ordered their new strips will be able to collect them from the ground on Friday, 4 June, when the club shop will be open from 8.30am to 7pm.

Retail Operations Controller Paul Coles said interest in the new kit had been strong.

He said:

"We had a good response when we asked the supporters to decide on the original designs and we are certain it will prove to be very popular.

"We are selling the kit exclusively for the first time through our two club shops, by mail order and on the Internet."

The Thackhall Street shop will be open from 8am to 5pm on June 5, and from 10am to 4pm on June 6. The West Orchards store will be open from 8am to 6pm on June 5, and from 10.30am to 4.30pm on June 6.

The stadium ticket office will be open from 9am to 4pm on both days.

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Sky Blue sensation Gary McSheffrey is the shock selection for the England under-21 squad to play Bulgaria and Sweden in the forthcoming European Championships.

The young striker was tipped for stardom, but not this early in his career. He is only sixteen and is four years younger than most other members of the England squad.

It is unlikely he will play but the fact that he has been included at such a tender age alerts him that he is in Kevin Keegan’s thoughts as ’one for the future’.

The youngster set alight Sky Blues youth team’s season with 38 goals, a handful of which swept them to the FA Youth Cup final.
    

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