James Coppinger honoured with special edition Doncaster Rovers third kit

Doncaster Rovers have unveiled a special edition third kit to celebrate James Coppinger’s time at the club - and it has been designed by the man himself.

By Liam Hoden
Saturday, 26th December 2020, 1:16 pm

The gold shirt has a black and white sash to honour Newcastle United, where Coppinger’s career began.

And it also features number 26 within the design, with each using a different font used in EFL shirt numbers over the 17 years he has been with Rovers.

The kit is sponsored by the mental health charity Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) after regular sponsors LNER donated the space on the front of the shirts.

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The new Doncaster Rovers third kit which has been designed by James Coppinger

Rovers will wear the shirt in an upcoming fixture.

Coppinger said: “I jumped at the opportunity to get involved. Growing up I loved buying different shirts and looked out for them coming out.

“I’m really happy with the final design. I wanted it to have a retro feel after 17 years at the club, my kids had theirs delivered and they love it which is another big thing for me.

“I’ve never worn a gold shirt so I thought it was quite fitting to have that with it being my last season at the club.

The new Doncaster Rovers third kit which has been designed by James Coppinger

“Having CALM as the shirt sponsor was massive for me, it adds to the whole experience with the job that they’re doing.

“I’ve had my own mental health issues in the past and it is pleasing to have them on there to promote all they are doing.”

The kit is now available in limited numbers both on the Rovers website and in the Elite Pro Sports store in the Frenchgate.

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