Joint statement from Aston Villa and Nike:
Aston Villa and Nike regret that the home and away shirt for season 2010-11 on-sale dates have been delayed due to quality issues identified by Nike in a small percentage of the shirts that had already been manufactured.
Nike has been a committed partner of Aston Villa since 2007 and has invested heavily in the club during this time, and the high quality of the products and satisfaction of the fans is of the utmost importance.
Therefore a decision was made jointly by Aston Villa and Nike to set new on-sale dates for November 2010 for the home and away shirts.
We appreciate the inconvenience caused by these delays, which were outside of the club's control, and apologise sincerely to all Aston Villa fans.
Statement from Aston Villa:
As a goodwill gesture, please note that there will be free printing on names and numbers with every purchase of a shirt from either of our official stores in Villa Village or New Street.
We are also keeping our new kit prices at 2009-10 rates. The recommended retail prices this season for both strips are £50 [adults] and £45 [junior and youth] but the club has decided to impose a price freeze.
Therefore, the kits will go on sale at £45 [adults], £40 [youth] and £35 [kids] - just as they were last season.