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BATCH: NO ROBINS WORRIES

Swindon signing Troy Batchelor refuses to lose any sleep over whether his return to Blunsdon for 2013 will be given the green light.

08 / 03 / 2013, 13:27

Swindon signing Troy Batchelor refuses to lose any sleep over whether his return to Blunsdon for 2013 will be given the green light.

The Australian champion penned a deal on March 1 – the deadline by which unattached riders must be signed or loaned out by their parent clubs.

The BSPA has confirmed Batchelor in the Swindon team on their official website, but the deal has been brought into question after the Robins were initially ordered to buy Batchelor from his parent club Peterborough.

The Elite League champions are refusing to pay a transfer fee for a rider they do not believe ever seriously featured in Panthers’ plans, although the Alwalton club did attempt to open talks with Batchelor.

Eventually the right thing happened and I’m ready to ride, and I just can’t wait to get started now and I am pumped to get going.

Troy Batchelor

It remains to see whether Swindon’s announcement attracts any repercussions from the BSPA or Peterborough, but Batchelor isn’t letting the political rows worry him.

He told the Swindon Advertiser: “I’m just getting on with it, and Rosco (Alun Rossiter) and Gary (Patchett) and everyone else seem to think it’s going to be fine, and that is how I am going on.

“If something did happen there would be a lot of problems, but all I want to do is carry on racing and I won’t be worrying about it.

“It was a long winter and a lot of stuff went on which wasn’t ideal. I did a lot of racing and obviously that went well for me, but then all the way around the other side of the world all this drama was going on which was not needed.

“It could have been resolved a lot easier and a lot quicker, but people were stubborn and that’s how it went this year. Eventually the right thing happened and I’m ready to ride, and I just can’t wait to get started now and I am pumped to get going.”

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