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FREDDIE'S DAUGAVPILS DISAPPOINTMENT

Freddie Lindgren is “pretty satisfied” with his switch to Rybnik, but admits he’s gutted he couldn’t lead Daugavpils into the Ekstraliga.

05 / 02 / 2017, 11:04

Swedish international Freddie Lindgren is “pretty satisfied” with his switch to Rybnik for 2017, but admits he’s gutted he couldn’t lead Daugavpils into the Polish Ekstraliga.

Fast Freddie has played a key role in the Latvian club winning back-to-back First Division championships over the past two seasons. But under Ekstraliga rules, only Polish clubs can enter the top flight.

I know the club at Daugavpils wanted to move up if they had the chance. As a club and organisation, they would have been ready to move up, but that’s the way it is.

Freddie Lindgren

With Lindgren keen to return to the Ekstraliga, he opted to make the move to Rybnik, where he teams up with the likes of Russian ace Grigorii Laguta and World Under-21 champion Max Fricke.

The Orebro-born man is back at Daugavpils’ Lokomotiv Stadium for the Rietumu Bank Latvian SGP on May 27.

But he’s sad the sport’s elite won’t get the chance to visit the city on a more regular basis.

He said: “Unfortunately Daugavpils are not allowed to move up to the top league as they’re not a Polish team.

"So I had to make the decision to leave them. They have been a really good club and I feel it’s a bit of a shame, but it is the Polish league.

“I know the club at Daugavpils wanted to move up if they had the chance. As a club and organisation, they would have been ready to move up, but that’s the way it is.

“I made the choice to go to Rybnik and I am pretty satisfied with that. I was speaking with riders who had been there before and it seems to be a very friendly club that doesn’t put too much pressure on the riders. They want to win, but not at all costs, so the pressure is off a bit.”

 

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