The third Diadora branded City kit was the first actually designed by the Italian firm at their Giavera del Montello base. The previous two kits, although carrying the Diadora marks, were designed and made locally by Dewhirsts. The difference was noticeable, this was true sportswear garment with an athletic cut and hidden ventilation panels.
Craig Fagan wore this shirt against Leicester in a Boxing Day defeat at the KC Stadium. City lost 2-1, despite Fagan giving The Tigers the lead late in the first half. This shirt was sold by the club via the Tiger Leisure eBay account and is accompanied by a club COA.