RYE House have moved to sign Swedish star Robin Aspegren following the rejection of Tyson Nelson’s working visa application.Australian rider Nelson is again set to miss out on the UK season whilst 25-year-old Aspegren returns to this country after previous spells with Newport, Swindon and Berwick subject to approval of the Rocket’s re-declared line-up.Promoter Len Silver said: “I am very excited by the inclusion of Robin in our side, but of course highly disappointed that we will not enjoy the spectacle provided by Tyson Nelson. Both Ty and myself were completely devastated when we got the news of another refused visa.“As soon as I had got over the shock of the news, work started on finding a replacement and when I discovered that Robin was available and only racing in Sweden on Tuesdays, I did not hesitate to contact him. I am happy to report that I reached agreement with the rider within two phone calls.”


WORKINGTON have been forced into a pre-season team change with Michael Palm Toft replaced by Matthew Wethers.Palm Toft has lost a major sponsor in Denmark and has informed the Comets it is not viable for him to race in the UK, so the Derwent Park side have moved for ex-Edinburgh stalwart Wethers, who has spent the last two seasons on loan at Berwick.Owner Laura Morgan said: “I've known Matthew a long time and I know how keen he is to continue riding speedway. He had some bad luck last season but now that he has made a full recovery I believe he can come to Workington and do a job for us.“Although it's disappointing not to have Michael with us I know the supporters will give ‘Stormy’ a big Comets welcome, and the Workington promotion would also like to place on record their thanks to both the Berwick and Edinburgh promotions for their speedy co-operation in helping us to finalise this signing.”


CRADLEY skipper Max Clegg has given the new-look Heathens side the thumbs-up.Clegg, who returned to the track in practice at the weekend, has been handed the No.1 spot in the 2015 team to defend the National League title at their new home venue of Perry Barr, Birmingham.He said: “This year’s team is looking good again, and I think once all the boys get settled into Perry Barr we’ll take some beating.“I’ve got full confidence in the team the management have put together, we’ve got some really talented lads and I think we should be in with a good chance of retaining our league title. It’s going to be difficult, and some of the other teams definitely look strong, but we are aiming to win the league again and I think we can do it.”

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