STOKE CITY'S official kit supplier's adidas have issued an apology to supporters over delays in supplying the Club with the new 2013/14 home kit.
Stock levels of the kit are low and the Club fear they may sell out of certain sizes in the run-up to the first home Premier League game of the season, against Crystal Palace on Saturday.
adidas are working hard to resolve the problem, which is beyond the control of the Club.
adidas have issued the following statement: "adidas wishes to sincerely apologise to the club and all Stoke City fans for some delays that have been experienced with the delivery of the new season's home kit.
"Unfortunately there has been a delay with the delivery of the new 2013/2014 home kits due to a situation which regrettably adidas has been unable to rectify in time for the scheduled launch.
"adidas is immensely proud of our partnership with Stoke City Football Club and we are working extremely hard to ensure this situation is resolved quickly and efficiently.
"We would like to put on record how sorry we are for any inconvenience caused to the fans and the club by the delay in adidas delivering these items."
The Club will be offering a pre-order service on any sold out sizes in the short sleeve home shirt and, as a gesture of goodwill to thank supporters for their understanding, will post the shirt out free of charge.
For updates on stock replenishments keep an eye on the web and @stokecity_shop. Contact our mail order team on (01782) 826419 to pre-order or for any more information.