Wanderers will honour the 100th anniversary of one of the most famous FA Cup finals by wearing a specially commissioned kit in their first-round game against Barnsley.

Ian Evatt’s side will run out against the Tykes in a replica of the 1923 shirt worn by the team in the first-ever final to be played at the original Wembley Stadium.

Fans will then be able to buy the shirt in a special presentation box, of which 1923 will be created by the shirt manufacturer, Macron, for £75.

Wanderers had to sit tight during Monday night’s draw, hoping that they would not be paired away to a team which plays in white, such as Derby County or Port Vale.

But after Barnsley were drawn to make a quick return to the University of Bolton Stadium next month, the club was able to press ahead with their plan to launch the kit at the earliest possible moment.

“We’re hoping the fans will like it,” chief executive, Neil Hart told The Bolton News.

“We have worked with Macron to produce a commemorative kit and we have had permission from the Football Association to play in it for the first round game, which is fantastic.

“It will be a special edition replica, a limited number of which will be available from the club shop for fans to purchase.

“We think it was a great way to celebrate the club’s part in what was a historic game for football in general, not just Bolton Wanderers.”

The actual attendance for what became known as The White Horse Final is not known but official ticket sales state 126,043 attended the game against West Ham United. Estimates of the actual number of supporters range from 150,000 to more than 300,000.

More than 5,000 people travelled from Bolton to Wembley – then known as the Empire Stadium – but the excitement in London over the new venue, which had been completed well ahead of schedule, meant police were overwhelmed on the day.

Bolton won the game 2-0 with goals from David Jack and Jack Smith but the match is most remembered for the appearance of a mounted police officer, George Scorey, atop a white horse by the name of Billie, which helped push the massed ranks of supporters off the playing surface, allowing the game to go ahead.

It marked the first of three FA Cup victories for Wanderers in the 1920s, with further wins to follow at Wembley in 1926 and 1929.

The 1923 FA Cup Centenary Shirt is £75 (boxed and individually numbered). There are 1,923 shirts available ranging in sizes S to 6XL.

To purchase the shirt, CLICK HERE.