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ROSCO: POLISH RULES COULD BLOCK PK MOVE

Swindon boss Alun Rossiter says his hopes of bringing Peter Kildemand back to the British Elite League may be dashed by Polish rule changes.

03 / 11 / 2016, 10:49

Swindon boss Alun Rossiter says his hopes of bringing Peter Kildemand back to the British Elite League may be dashed by rule changes limiting Ekstraliga riders to three clubs in 2017.

Riders racing in the Polish top flight next season will only be able to compete in their home competition and one other league in addition to the Ekstraliga.

This could leave Danish riders with some big decisions to make as they choose between the British and Swedish leagues in addition to Poland and Denmark.

Obviously he has got to do Denmark, he is going to do Poland, and his decision now is whether he is going to do Sweden or England.

Alun Rossiter

Rossiter is convinced next year’s SGP first reserve Kildemand, who underwent knee ligament surgery yesterday, could be persuaded to return to Blunsdon after losing his place in the World Championship. But he admits the Ekstraliga regulation could prevent PK from joining world No.5 Jason Doyle in next season’s side.

Speaking to the Swindon Advertiser, he said: “We could potentially use Peter but he has got to decide because of Poland stipulating that their top riders can only do three leagues, which I don’t think is right.

“Peter has got to make a decision. Obviously he has got to do Denmark, he is going to do Poland, and his decision now is whether he is going to do Sweden or England.

“If he didn’t have that restraint, I am convinced that Peter would be making a decision to come back to British speedway next year.

“The potential to bring Peter Kildemand back into our league, another great rider, would be great for British speedway.

“Unfortunately, he is being held to ransom by the Poles because they are saying he can only commit to three leagues, which I think is wrong.

“But until we know what the points limit will be and what we decide this week at the AGM, there’s not a lot we can do anyway.”

 

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