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Shane Long is the new number 9

Shane Long is the new number 9

After wearing the number 24 since his arrival at the club, Long has taken the oppurtunity to take over the number 9 shirt and he is not the only player moving. Marek Matejovsky takes the number 8 shirt vacated by Leroy Lita allowing Jay Tabb to have the number 7. Adam Federici takes over the number 1 jersey as expected. A full list is here...

1 - Adam Federici

2 - Liam Rosenior

3 - Chris Armstrong

4 - Kalifa Cisse

6 - Brynjar Gunnarsson

7 - Jay Tabb

8 - Marek Matejovsky

9 - Shane Long

10 - Stephen Hunt

11 - Noel Hunt

12 - David Mooney

14 - Jimmy Kebe

15 - James Harper

16 - Ivar Ingimarsson

17 - James Henry

18 - Simon Church

19 - Hal Robson-Kanu

20 - Jem Karacan

21 - Ben Hamer

22 - Julian Kelly

23 - Andre Bikey

25 - Gylfi Sigurdsson

26 - Alex Pearce

27 - Scott Davies

28 - Michail Antonio

29 - Nicholas Bignell

30 - Oliver Bozanic

31 - Mikkel Andersson

32 - Radoslav Vasilev

33 - Mitchell Bryant

41 - Alex McCarthy

The Royals have also released the new home kit. Check out the photos on the Official site HERE



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Writer:Steve Guscott
Date:Saturday July 11 2009
Time: 1:21PM

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