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BELLE Vue have signed vastly experienced Australian star Adam Shields to boost their side’s cutting edge for the 2012 campaign.34-year-old Shields joins the Aces from Lakeside on a 6.70 average, the club having made an initial enquiry last month and then returned when it was confirmed that Shields would not be back with the Hammers.Belle Vue boss Jim Lynch said: “We moved very quickly when Adam became available after our initial interest had fallen through. “He is a rider I have admired over the years, not just for his ability but for his great attitude to the sport.”

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SWINDON have unveiled two stars of the future to share one of their reserve slots in next season’s Elite League.The Abbey Stadium side are rebuilding for the new campaign after two tough seasons and have announced the arrival of Newport’s Robin Aspegren and Workington’s Kenny Ingalls on a double-up basis.Boss Alun Rossiter said: “I don’t know too much about Kenny but people tell me he made good progress last year and we need riders who have the ability to improve. I have spoken to my Swedish contacts about Robin and he is a rider who never gives up, he is sure to be a crowd pleaser.“I’m looking forward to working with both riders and we feel they can do a good job for us in the lower reaches of the team.”

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PAUL Starke will be back with the Isle of Wight next season – and both rider and club are keen to see him bounce back from a disappointing 2011 campaign.Starke saw his National League average drop due to a combination of heavy falls and mechanical issues, but has turned down other offers in order to remain with the Islanders.Co-promoter Kevin Shepherd said: “We are obviously very, very glad to see Starky back, by his own admissions he had a poor season. If at the start of the year you had asked him what his average would have been at the end of the season, I don't think any of us would have guessed that he would have dropped so much. “He had some very bad accidents through the year, next year is a move on and upwards year and put 2011 behind him. Every rider has a bad year.”

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