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Coventry City must wear special kit for League Two play-off final against Exeter after running out of this season’s design

Red faces for Sky Blues as they 'exhaust supply' of their outfit ahead of the next Monday's showpiece - but they believe fans will be happy to return to famous stripes at Wembley

Coventry City have been forced to design a new kit for the League Two play-off final against Exeter at Wembley – after running out of this season’s outfit.

But the Sky Blues believe their red faces will produce big smiles from fans – because the one-off shirt includes a return to stripes as worn in their famous 3-2 FA Cup final victory over Spurs in 1987.

Coventry will now take the field at Wembley against Exeter in this striped shirt

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Coventry will now take the field at Wembley against Exeter in this striped shirt

Coventry reached next Monday’s showpiece by beating Notts County 5-2 on aggregate.


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But amazingly they are unable to play in the same kit again.

The Mail report the club’s chief executive Dave Boddy as saying: “With our existing supply exhausted, we have commissioned a special, limited edition one-off shirt for the play-off final.

‘The striped kit is one with much history, especially at Wembley, for the Sky Blues.


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The Sky Blues are emphasising the new kit is a one-off by embellishing the top with details of the play-off final

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The Sky Blues are emphasising the new kit is a one-off by embellishing the top with details of the play-off final

Coventry City's Chris Stokes celebrates reaching the play-off final - and can now look forward to a new kit for Wembley

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Coventry City’s Chris Stokes celebrates reaching the play-off final – and can now look forward to a new kit for Wembley

“We hope it will be very popular with supporters, who will be able to buy the shirt.

“This will not be the kit for the 2018/19 season, so we hope it will be a very unique shirt for the club and fans.”

The Sky Blues will be on cloud nine of they can make an instant return to League One by defeating Exeter.

Coventry have struggled nearly every season since falling out of the Premier League in 2001.

Eleven mediocre season in the Championship were followed by five in League One for the 1987 FA Cup winners.

Exeter, meanwhile, are hoping to make up for their 2-1 defeat against Blackpool in last season’s play-off final.

Coventry are going back to the future - as their final kit will have stripes that hark to famous outfits of the past

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Coventry are going back to the future – as their final kit will have stripes that evoke memories of famous outfits of the past

Sky Blues striker Jonson Clarke-Harris who is on loan from Rotherham outleaps the Notts County defence in the last outing for the blue outfit

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Sky Blues striker Jonson Clarke-Harris who is on loan from Rotherham outleaps the Notts County defence in the last outing for the blue outfit

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