Dundalk FC are lining up a deal with Umbro to be their new kit suppliers next season.

The Oriel Park outfit will return to work with the Manchester-based sportswear company for the 2020 season having previously had team wear supplied by Umbro from 2007 to 2015.

The decision comes after current kit suppliers, local company CX+ Sport announced in March that they were winding up the business by the end of the year.

Local rivals Drogheda Utd, who are also currently kitted out by CX+ Sport, have already announced their return to Umbro for next season. The company also currently supply kits for a number of League of Ireland sides including Bray Wanderers, Limerick FC, Shelbourne FC, Waterford FC and St Patrick’s Athletic.

Final designs on the jerseys for next season are expected to be finalised this week in the hope that a new range of gear can be released in the lead up to Christmas.

Other options were considered by the club, including Nike but in order to replicate the jersey with the same Dri-Fit bobble-like technology that is evident on this season’s Tottenham Hotspur kit it would have required fans to pay out €80 for a jersey.

While we await to see what the new home and away kits for next season will look like, one definite is that Fyffes will once again be the main sponsor having penned a two-year deal last January.

As well as the jerseys, Umbro are expected to produce a range of leisurewear and accessories for the club including polos, hoodies, jackets, zip tops shorts, pants, back packs and more.