FOREST Green chairman Dale Vince believes the two new playing strips symbolise a club that's able to look backwards at its heritage, as well as forwards to a bright future.

Rovers have ditched their traditional black and white stripes in favour of a green home kit emblazoned with the name of principal partners Ecotricity on the front of the shirts and the Coventry Building Society under the numbers. Rovers have also changed their red away kit to an all-white kit.

Vince said: "With our all-white away kit we are looking back and resurrecting a strip that the club last played in over 100 years ago; which shows we are proud of our heritage.

"While the green and black home kit shows we are also looking to the future, bold new colours and our first serious challenge for promotion."

The white away kit will feature the dates '1899 - 2012' near the neckline to indicate the years between when the club first played in an all-white kit and today.