SPEEDWAY news

(SPEEDWAY 1)NEWCASTLE have tempted Derek Sneddon back to the club after leaving Premier League champions Edinburgh.Sneddon was skipper of the Monarchs last year but failed to secure a new deal with the club.Newcastle co-promoter George English said: "I'm over the moon we've been able to tempt Derek back to Tyneside as he was always a very popular figure with the Newcastle fans during his previous time with us."(SPEEDWAY 2)

MICHAL Rajkowski has been snapped up by Premier League champions Edinburgh.The Pole completes the Monarchs line-up after confirmation that Aaron Summers has agreed a new deal.Club spokesman Mike Hunter said: "Michal has been successful in the Premier League before and the club's directors believe the 2009 team will again be well placed to challenge for honours. It's been a tough winter for the club with some tough decisions."(SPEEDWAY 3)YOUNGSTERS Cory Gathercole and Richard Sweetman will be part of Swindon's Elite League 2009 squad.Gathercole will race full-time for Somerset but will double-up for the Robins and Birmingham's Sweetman will be the number eight.Boss Alun Rossiter said: "Both Cory and Richard are young talented riders who are full of ability. The club fully believe in them and we're delighted to offer them the opportunity to become squad members."

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PETERBOROUGH have added British youngsters Andrew Tully and Simon Lambert to their squad for the new Elite League season.Tully will take on a doubling-up role at reserve along with Lee Complin, whilst Lambert has been named as No.8.Manager Trevor Swales said: "We as a club and myself in particular believe that we should do all we can to help the British youngsters, and that is what we are doing."

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KING'S Lynn will stage a Testimonial meeting for Danish rider Tom P Madsen on Friday March 20.Madsen rode for the Stars between 2000 and 2004, and joins Stoke this year after a spell with Readi! ng.He said: "I've really enjoyed my time here and have always given my British clubs number one priority. I'd like to thank the Stars promotion for giving me the chance to stage it there."