Main sponsor: The Horse Racing Totalisator Board (Totesport)
Secondary sponsor: Neil Hudgell Law
Tertiary sponsor: Scientific Laboratory Supplies (SLS)
Kit notes: German sportswear giant adidas replaced Umbro as kit supplier as City resumed life in the Football League after relegation. They issued City with their ‘Stricon’ template kit, which had fuzzy ‘tyre track’ like stripes and a plain back, which wasn’t to everyone’s liking. The away shirt hit the mark though, part of a traditional all white affair with amber trim. First year kitman John Eyre showed a penchant for kit mash-ups, mixing and matching elements of both kits whether it was needed or not.
We wore the home shirt with away shorts and socks (at Doncaster and Preston), the home shirt with away shorts and home socks (at Derby), the home shirt and shorts with away socks (at Millwall), the away shirt with home shorts (at Middlesbrough) and the away shirt with home shorts and socks (at Portsmouth). The only combination not tried was away shirt and shorts with black home socks. Even the goalkeepers got in on the act, Brad Guzan wore the white away shorts with his otherwise black keeper kit at Watford. Yellow and red keeper shirts were also used on occasion.