Wednesday June 19, 2019
SWINDON have handed a recall to 2017 title-winner David Bellego ahead of their Premiership trip to Peterborough on Thursday.

The French star spent two seasons with the CFS Filtration Robins and now returns as a replacement for Tobiasz Musielak, who is out with knee ligament damage.

Bellego started the current campaign on loan to Ipswich, but lost his place at Foxhall recently – although he has been in great form abroad, with a Grand Prix qualifier victory and also progression to the Final series in the Speedway Euro Championship.

Swindon boss Alun Rossiter said: “We still don’t know the full extent of Tobi’s injury but clearly he’s going to be out for a while, and we don’t wish to continue using rider-replacement for him.

“David is our asset, a rider we know well and now it’s down to him to nail down his place with his performances.

“I know he had some mechanical issues when he was at Ipswich, I don’t think he really got on with
the track there either, but we’re confident we can get the best out of him.

“The results he’s been getting on the continent show that he’s riding well enough, so I’m sure he can do the job.

“As a team we’re really keen to push on. Monday night’s performance showed what we’re capable of, and I feel we could be a really strong side and go for that league title.

“We just need to show that form on a consistent basis and we’re looking for a big performance at Peterborough. It’s a track that many of our riders should enjoy.”

The home side have Hans Andersen back from injury at No.1 but another former Robins title-winner Bradley Wilson-Dean is ruled out with a broken collarbone, and Ricky Wells comes in to guest.

Robins continue to track Paul Starke – a Peterborough rider at Championship level in 2017 - at reserve in place of Zach Wajtknecht.

PETERBOROUGH: Hans Andersen, Josh Bates, Scott Nicholls, Charles Wright, Rohan Tungate, Aaron Summers, Ricky Wells.
SWINDON: Jason Doyle, David Bellego, Rasmus Jensen, Adam Ellis, Troy Batchelor, Ellis Perks, Paul Starke.

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