Newport County and Macclesfield Town’s League Two clash will be Paddy Power’s second ‘Unsponsored Derby’ as part of its Save Our Shirt campaign.
Both Newport and Macclesfield are part of Paddy Power’s initiative to ‘unsponsor’ clubs which results in the teams having no shirt sponsorships visible.
Paddy Power has teamed up with several brands to ensure that most of the perimeter boards at Rodney Parade will bear no brand logos. The bookmaker has unsponsored almost all of the ground’s advertising boards, match programme, sponsor and Man of the Match award.
The ‘Save Our Shirt’ campaign began last year after partnering with Huddersfield Town. The initiative was used to raise awareness over sponsorships on football shirts.
Alex Eagle, Newport County’s Commercial Manager stated: “NCAFC are delighted to be hosting the second ‘Save Our Shirt’ Unsponsored Derby of the season. A huge thank you to our partners who have got involved, here’s hoping County can get the win and secure the trophy.”
A trophy will be given to the victor of tomorrow’s clash unless the game is a draw then the trophy will be shared. The previous unsponsored match, which featured both Newport and Macclesfield, ended in a 1-1 draw at Moss Rose, resulting in both sides claiming silverware.
Paddy Power added: “The trophy is polished, ready and raring to be won at Rodney Parade in the second edition of the Unsponsored Derby on Tuesday.
“We’re excited to see two of our partner clubs match up again, and proud to unsponsor as much of the match as is possible, to return to the game to the supporters.”
Macclesfield Town currently sits 22nd in the table, six points out of the relegation zone. Whereas, Newport County are ten points off the play-offs in 11th.
The Newport County partners who have joined the Unsponsored Derby include: Abbey Business Group, Alfa Staff, Archway Vehicle Repairs, Celtic Recycling, Chepstow Racecourse, DW Sports, GMB Union, Haasco, Hood Hill Motors, Hughes Forrest, Matt’s Motors New-Clad, Newport County AFC Subscription Draw, Noel Fitzpatrick, Oner Signs, Prep ‘n’ Gane, Pure Vans, Seren Fach, Sytner, Vets ‘4’ Pets, WT Laminates.