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(SPEEDWAY 1)JASON Bunyan is relishing the prospect of returning to Premier League actionwith Rye House next season.Bunyan has suffered two injury-plagued campaigns and has undergone kneesurgery prior to travelling to New Zealand for the winter.He said: "People seem to think I'm a big-track rider through my years at theIsle of Wight, but I like all tracks. At the end of the day they are allovals, with two straights and a couple of corners at the end."I had some really good meetings at Rye using my normal bikes, so I'll beusing my tried and trusted set-up. I can't predict how well we will do, butI will say we'll all give 100 per cent and Rye won't be an easy place tocome and visit for the away teams."

(SPEEDWAY 2)LEICESTER have confirmed the continuation of their partnership withcurrently homeless Long Eaton into 2012.The Invaders last raced at their former Station Road base back in 1997 butstaged Midland Development League fixtures at Beaumont Park this yearfollowing Lions meetings in the Premier League.Long Eaton project director Andy Higgs said: "We were thrilled with thelevel of support we received last season and the crowd levels that stayedbehind to watch Long Eaton in action were fantastic."Naturally our ambition is to secure a similar facility back in Erewash inthe near future and we are working hard behind the scenes to ensure that weexplore avenues to make this a reality. In the meantime, we could not wishfor better hosts."

(SPEEDWAY 3)DAVEY Watt has spoken of his pleasure to be joining Lakeside - and is hopingto take his recent success at Elite League level to Purfleet.Watt, who led Poole to a League and Cup double in 2011, was named last weekas the Hammers' first signing for next year, and he is looking forward tothe new challenge.Watt said: "I'm pleased to be joining the Hammers. I like the track, thefans always seem to get behind the team and I am really impressed with whatStuart (Douglas) and Jon (Cook) have achieved. "I hope that I can help them to achieve their ultimate goal of winning theElite League title."(SPEEDWAY 4)NATIONAL League title winner Richie Worrall has switched from Scunthorpe toStoke for next season.Worrall, who will double-up in the Premier League with Newcastle, joins thePotters on a 7.75 average having been part of Scunthorpe's dramatic titlesuccess this year.Stoke promoter Dave Tattum said: "I'm delighted to have signed Richie fornext season, I've known the Worrall family for a number of years and Richieknows the place well having put many laps in here at Loomer Road trainingschools, and he has also performed well here against us in the past."Tattum also confirmed club asset Tim Webster has been made available forloan, and James Sarjeant is another member of this year's Stoke team whowill be on the move during the winter.