QUEUES are forming at Boro’s club shop this morning as fans wait to get their hands on the team’s latest kit.

At 6.30am, people were seen waiting outside the Riverside Stadium’s shop in anticipation of the kit’s release at 8am.

Celebrities including Steph McGovern and Bob Mortimer are already kitted out and celebrating the new design on social media. 

The 2018/19 design, produced by Hummel, is inspired by the kit worn by the team in 1986, the year the club was reborn.

This season, Middlesbrough FC players and their fans will be sporting shirts that also feature the lyrics to Infant Hercules, a song by Teesside musician Joe Hammill, who performs with Cattle and Cane.

The song pays homage to the town’s history by echoing the sentiments of Victorian minister William Gladstone, who said in 1862: “This remarkable place, the youngest child of England’s enterprise, is an infant, but if an infant, an infant Hercules.”

Joe Hammill said the song is a tribute to his home town and its heritage, adding: “There’s so much in Teesside’s history that we should be phenomenally proud of.

“I love the hard-working ‘get on with it’ attitude of this area. I tried to get it across in the song.”

He added: “To have my lyrics printed on the Boro shirt is a real privilege.

“I’m unbelievably excited to see the new kit and to be a part of it – without a doubt, it’s one of my proudest moments in music.”

The shirt goes on sale to season ticket holders at 8am this morning and will go on general sale from 9am on Saturday.

A new recording of Infant Hercules is released today. For more information, visit: cattleandcane.co.uk.