City used Umbro designed numbers for the early part of the pre-season campaign ahead of the 2008/09 season, switching to the standard Premier League font for the last two of eight friendlies.

The bifurcated Umbro numbers were applied to shirts and shorts for games at North Ferriby, Winterton, Chesterfield, Crewe, Oldham and Oostend, this pair was worn by Scot Wiseman in those games.