Tigers announce squad numbers and back-of-shirt deal renewal

We now know what will appear on the backs of City’s players shirts in 2012/13 after the club announced both the squad numbers and secondary sponsors yesterday. There is only one change to numbers 1-15, with  ‘keeper Eldin Jakupović taking the number 1 jersey after it was vacated by Adriano Basso.

Seyi Olofinjana swaps 30 for 16 (James Harper’s in 2011/12) and Nick Barmby’s 18 is unallocated, we wonder if that is a conscious choice. With the exception of Jakupović, the new signings get high numbers in a squad set that seems based on continuity. Ben Amos gets 22, Abdoulaye Faye 23, Sone Aluko 24, .Alex Bruce 28 and Nick Proschwitz takes number 33, which is unlikely to denote his importance to the team given the money paid for him.

Underneath the numbers, the logo of Scientific Laboratory Supplies (SLS) will appear for a second season after the Hessle based pipette and Petri dish suppliers  renewed their back of shirt deal. This is SLS’ third year of having their mark on City kit, having begun as back of shorts sponsor in 2010/11
City’s 2012/13 squad numbers in full…
1. Eldin Jakupovic
2. Liam Rosenior
3. Andy Dawson
4. Paul McKenna
5. James Chester
6. Jack Hobbs
7. Cameron Stewart
8. Corry Evans
9. Aaron Mclean
10. Robert Koren
11. Jay Simpson
12. Matty Fryatt
13. Mark Oxley
14. Tom Cairney
15. Paul McShane
16. Seyi Olofinjana
17. Liam Cooper
19. Joe Dudgeon
20. Jamie Devitt
21. Mark Cullen
22. Ben Amos
23. Abdoulaye Faye
24. Sone Aluko
25. Daniel East
26. Sonny Bradley
28. Alex Bruce
32. Conor Townsend
33. Nick Proschwitz
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