COVENTRY have pulled the plug on their move to sign Lewis Bridger for the new Elite League season.Last year’s runners-up had moved for Bridger, who had looked set to take time out of the sport, when they needed a replacement for the injured Cameron Woodward and are now set to go back into the rider market.Promoter Mick Horton said: “I’m not prepared to get dragged into a war of words over this, so all I can say is that as a club we are very disappointed with Lewis Bridger, and we will not be commenting any further.“We must now focus on our efforts to bring in another rider, and hopefully we will have some news on that in the near future.”


BERWICK are awaiting the arrival of their new Slovenian signing Matic Voldrih - who will be making his UK debut this season.Voldrih was recommended to the Bandits by Belle Vue No.1 Matej Zagar and is looking to get time on a British circuit before the new campaign gets underway, as well as learning the English language.Berwick co-promoter Dennis McCleary said: “Matic tells us tells us there are a lot of things going on in order to be fully set up for when he gets to Berwick. He’s just back from the Czech Republic, where he went to buy some speedway equipment. He needs two additional engines, which are going to be ready soon.“Matic says he had hoped to have some practice on one or other of the tracks in Slovenia, but the weather has been very bad, lots of rain and mud, so no luck there. However, he’ll send his racing bikes and workshop over to Berwick next week and then he will fly in, settle into his accommodation in Tweedmouth on March 12, and will immediately arrange to practice on a British circuit that Saturday.”

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