The home shirt was the basic black and white stripe but with none of the yellow that had been used as border on many of the previous seasons home kit. Spa Aluminium's deal had finished and the new sponsors were Sportslogic. As with most of the more recent deals signed late on pre-season, the logo was ironed onto the shirt design rather than being built into it (as it had been with the previous two designs.) Another change was the new style Nationwide epaulettes. They became white instead of blue. The major difference between the replica shirts of this season and the player issue was the black box on the back for the number. The replica version had the stripe continuing all the way down.
The Away Shirt
The away shirt of this season was orange and you certainly couldn't miss it! The epaulettes were the same as with the home shirt and again the sponsor was added onto the shirt rather than being 'built into the design. A black band across the front housed the logo. The aways did go on sale as replicas and there is only one difference between them and the genuine players issue. The epaulettes never went on sale in that season. Its worth watching out for the sleeve length as well. The players were offered a choice of long or short but the replicas were all short. If you have a long then, its a player issue.One other point worth noting about the replicas. Although most had the advertisers name attached as a patch, some had an embossed look - like the one below. This was only a minor change that varied depending on when you bought your shirt.