2018/19 home kit competition enters final stage

The final stage of our home kit competition kicked off today – and Morton stars Gary Oliver and Michael Doyle made sure they were at Smiths of Greenock to cast their vote.

Good pals Oliver and Doyle both came along after training and registered their choice, with the pair stating that their preference was Gavin McIntosh’s circle-based hoops.

Doyle told gmfc.net: “Number two is definitely my favourite, and I think it will be a favourite of a lot of the fans as well. Obviously, it’s a great thing the club’s done.

“It was so successful with the away strip last year and I think it’ll be very successful again this year. I think it will actually catch on at a lot of clubs because it’s the fans who buy and wear the strip, so they should have input.”

Fan power … The first supporter in store fills out his ballot                                   © Jonathan Mitchell

Chief executive Warren Hawke was also on hand to unveil the prototypes in store and speak with supporters as they mulled over their choice and expressed their preferences.

He told gmfc.net: “Asking the community and our supporters to design and vote for the strip makes complete sense to myself and our board, and I’m once again delighted with the response to the competition

“The strip is our identity and we need to get this right. I am so pleased we as a club are leading the way in this area of supporter engagement.

“I would personally like to thank the fans for their support, Smiths of Greenock and the Greenock Telegraph in the hosting and promotion of the competition, and also Jonathan Mitchell and our staff for managing the process.

“Please get down to Smiths of Greenock and cast your vote. Mine has been placed and it wasn’t the one I expected before viewing them in person.”

Fans can view the designs in person to help them make their own decision in store or by cutting out coupons in the Greenock Telegraph, where votes count double.

Please remember, you can outline preferred slight changes – a tweak to the collar or change to the sleeve, for example – prior to the final manufacture using the comments box on the form, and these are taken into account

The ballot runs from today, Thursday 14 December, over the course of this weekend before closing at the end of play on Monday 18 December, with the winner announced later in the week and then put into production


Images: Jonathan Mitchell