Black is the new white for Sligo Rovers

Sligo Rovers launched a new away kit on Thursday evening at the Clayton Hotel.

The kit is an all black jersey with yellow trim, black shorts and yellow socks, and replaces Rovers’ white kit from last year.

The new jersey goes on sale on Friday morning, one week out from the start of the new Premier Division season.

Meanwhile, Rovers have their final pre-season friendly on Sunday, when they take on Athlone Town at the Showgrounds at 5pm.

And it has emerged that Rovers will enter the Scottish Challenge Cup at the quarter-final stage of the 2017/2018 season.

Rovers and Bray Wanderers will become the first clubs from the League of Ireland to take part in the Scottish competition.