Date: 30th June 2008 at 4:28pm
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The players have been allocated their new shirt numbers for season 2008-9 with very few changes from last season.

Only two players from last season have been given a new number. One is the unfortunate keeper, Gabor Kiraly who hands over the Number 1 jersey to Diego Penny. He now takes the vacant Number 17 jersey from Kyle Lafferty with Jensen keeping his favoured Number 12.

Alex MacDonald, previously Number 28 now takes over the 27 shirt vacated by loan, Andrew Cole.

Of the new signings in addition to Penny as previously announced, Kalvenes takes up the Number 3 shirt vacated by Jon Harley whilst Kevin McDonald is the new Number 7 after the departure of James O’Connor. Martin Paterson is the new Number 10, the number previously used by Andy Gray and then Mark Randall during his loan spell.

These means that the following shirts up to 27 are still available ignoring Shirt 13 which will probably never be allocated:

Number 15 vacated by John Spicer

Number 21 vacated by Garreth O’Connor

Number 24 vacated by Stanislav Varga

Number 26 vacated just today after the announcement that David Unsworth would be leaving the club.

The full list is provided below.

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1. Diego Penny

2. Graham Alexander

3. Christian Kalvenes

4. Michael Duff

5. Clarke Carlisle

6. Steven Caldwell

7. Kevin McDonald

8. Joey Gudjonsson

9. Ade Akinbiyi

10. Martin Paterson

11. Wade Elliott

12. Brian Jensen

13.

14. Steve Jones

15.

16. Chris McCann

17. Gabor Kiraly

18: Alan Mahon

19: Jay Rodriguez

20: Robbie Blake

21:

22: Besart Berisha

23: Stephen Jordan

24:

25: Adam Kay

26:

27: Alex MacDonald