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PETERBOROUGH have hit their survival target to continue racing.North-East businessman Ged Rathbone, who teamed-up with long-serving co-promoter Trevor Swales to mount the rescue package, confirmed the required £40,000 to keep Panthers on track has been raised.They have now notified the BSPA of their desire to race in 2015, and are awaiting formal approval to rejoin the Premier League.Rathbone said: “I’m over the moon and I cannot issue a big enough thank-you to everyone who has contributed to us being in this position. We could not have made it without the time, effort and donations of so many people.”

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COVENTRY skipper Chris Harris will return to lead the club again next season.Harris captained the Bees to the Elite League Grand Final in 2014 after three previous title wins, and will go into his tenth year racing for the club, with his Testimonial meeting also set to go ahead at Brandon.Promoter Mick Horton said: “Bomber is our captain, he leads by example and we’re all delighted that he’s coming back.“He’s full of confidence which he proved on our great run last season, he truly warrants his return to the team and I’m sure it will be a very popular choice.”

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EDINBURGH have made their first signing for their Premier League title defence by bringing Justin Sedgmen back to Armadale.The Australian added two points to his starting average in 2014 and is targeting a further step forward when he returns next year.Sedgmen said: “I’m happy to be back, obviously I wanted to get signed up before I went home but that didn’t happen. To be the first one signed is a pretty cool feeling and I’m excited to get back into it for next year.“I hope I can improve again next season, that’s always the plan. Improve on where you’ve been and make sure you are going in the right direction. To improve on what we did as a team last season would be a big ask but if we got half the amount of trophies that would still be a great season.”


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