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NEW Redcar signing Ulrich Ostergaard is relishing a fresh challenge at South Tees as he returns to the Premier League for the first time since 2008.Danish star Ostergaard returned a stunning 10.33 average for Reading in his last season at Premier level, before Elite League stints with Belle Vue, Peterborough and Birmingham.He said: “My aim is to do what I did last time with Reading, that was my best year so far, but the Premier League looks harder now than ever, so I know it will be tough.“I have always liked it at Redcar in the past, so I’m looking forward to leading the team and hopefully getting some good results for the club. I know most of the people and I just can’t wait to start racing again.”

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WORKINGTON promoter Keith Denham believes teenager Kyle Howarth has a key role to play for the Comets this season.Howarth was considered for a temporary place at Derwent Park last season to replace Kenny Ingalls, but he completed the campaign with Edinburgh and as No.1 for Belle Vue Colts in the National League.Denham said: “Kyle is really excited about joining the Comets. He contacted me at the end of last season asking about a move to Workington.“I remember he had a good showing at press and practice last season and also as part of the Northern Select team when we hosted the double header with the American touring team. He really enjoys riding the big Workington track, and we look forward to seeing him progress in Comets colours.”