Rock band Enter Shikari will be sponsoring St Albans City FC next season.

The band - formed in St Albans in 1999 and consisting of bassist Chris Batten, singer and keyboardist Rou Reynolds, drummer Rob Rolfe and guitarist Rory Clewlow - will be supporting its hometown team, which ended last season in 20th place in the National League South.

The club introduced its new St Albans City FC x Shikari kit for the 2020/21 season on Twitter today.

“Growing up I was passionate about two things… football and music,” Chris Batten, Enter Shikari bass player and vocalist, said.

“The reality is that sport and music go hand in hand when it comes to providing a positive outlet for people, no matter their background.

“St Albans City FC leads the way with its community outreach programs and Enter Shikari couldn’t be more proud to embark on a partnership with the club.”

The shirt is available for pre-order at £45 for adults and features the club’s traditional yellow and blue colour scheme.

The kit also shows off the club’s new crest, which includes a Roman shield adorned with an image of St Albans Abbey.

They are available from the club’s store and Shikari’s online store.

Lawrence Levy, chairman and co-owner of St Albans City, said: “We knew that Enter Shikari share our passion for improving the health and lifestyles of young people, so we are delighted to announce our partnership with this global force in modern rock music!

“Music and football have a long history of common personalities and, with all four members of the band born and bred in St Albans and educated in local schools, we have a great platform for working together to improve outcomes for young people in the district.”

St Albans City will be playing a pre-season friendly tomorrow (August 15) against Hashtag United.

Earlier this year, Enter Shikari released its album Nothing Is True & Everything Is Possible. The band's UK and Europe tour, which had been scheduled for late 2020, has been rescheduled to 2021 due to the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic.