By BEN BANKS
MICHAEL BARTON hopes Newmains’ new curry strips give a taste of what’s to come at the club.
United last week unveiled their kit for the new season, which includes dishes off the menu at shirt sponsor the Pink Turban instead of squad names.
It’s dished up double helpings of interest and midfielder Barton reckons it proves just how hard everyone is working to succeed on and off the park.
Barton – who netted in Newmains’ first win for 16 months – said: “It’s not what you’re used to seeing on the park so it will definitely have people talking.
“I think the strips look great. It’s good to get a freshen up from the old ones and it’s always nice to get some new kit. Hopefully we can attract more customers to the Pink Turban too.”
Full-back Nicky Ray-Watson said: “It’s definitely different. I’m sure they’re going to create a bit of a stir in the community.
“I’ve never seen anything like it before and it’s fantastic we are willing to try stuff like this.”
The stylish red strips – designed and manufactured by VSN Sports – also boast the club’s new badge, designed by Newmains Primary pupil Bethany Williamson.
Ray-Watson hopes the side can get the runs in the league going after they got the taste for victory following the triumph over Forth Wanderers 11 days ago.
He said: ““The new badge looks great – I think it shows that change is going on at the club so we are all delighted with it. It’s right up there with some of the best stuff I have worn.”
Barton added: “I love the badge. I think it is much nicer than the old one and I’m glad it looks as good as I thought it would. I’m just looking forward to seeing what the away ones look like now!”