New sponsor and kit for PNE

Ben Pringle, Chris Maxwell and Tommy Spurr model PNE's new kits

Ben Pringle, Chris Maxwell and Tommy Spurr model PNE's new kits

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Preston North End have announced 888sport as their new shirt sponsors.

The betting firm will have their logo on PNE’s first-team strips and adult replica shirts.

Greg Cunningham and Alan Browne in PNE's new home and away kits

Greg Cunningham and Alan Browne in PNE's new home and away kits

Junior replica shirts and non-first-team kits will carry Rainbow House – North End’s official charity partner – on the front, while the Carers Trust logo will be on the back.

This season’s kits are again being manufactured by Nike, Preston having agreed a new three-year deal with the sportswear company.

Nike will be opening a new club shop in the Sir Tom Finney Stand, next to the ticket office, on July 21. Adult replica kits will go on sale that day, with a release day for the junior kit set to be confirmed shortly.

The home kit is the traditional white shirts, navy blue shorts and white socks, with the away strip navy blue shirts with a white sash, white shorts and blue socks.

A yellow third kit will be released in due course, while the first-choice goalkeeping kit will be all green and the keeper’s change kit all black.

North End chief executive John Kay said: “We are delighted to launch the new Nike kit which will be available at our brand new club store at Deepdale.

“The club is also looking forward to working with 888sport, our new principal sponsor, whose name will adorn tne playing shirts in 2016/17.

“We would also like to thank 888sport for agreeing to have Rainbow House on the junior kits.”

PNE will wear the new away kit for Friday night’s friendly against Bamber Bridge at the Sir Tom Finney Stadium (7pm).