Thursday March 18, 2021
POPULAR former Swindon racer Justin Sedgmen has sent a ‘stay positive’ message to Robins fans from his Australian home.

Sedgmen raced for the club in 2010, 2011 and 2016 and insists he has fond memories of his time at the Abbey.

And with Robins supporters facing a second successive season with no racing at the Blunsdon venue, Sedgmen remains hopeful of a bright future for the club.

“Swindon has always been one of the top clubs with the top riders,” he said. “You only have to mention names like Leigh Adams, Hans Andersen and Jason Doyle and you know what I mean.

“I’m disappointed they won’t be racing this year because they’ve always been there but Terry Russell has his reasons which I’m sure everyone respects and understands.

“Terry has always been a very fair person and treated me well when I was at the club, I’ve only got good things to say about him.

“I’m really hoping everything goes to plan with the stadium work, it’s been a long time coming and it will be a great facility for the club and the people of Swindon and surrounding areas.

“I hope I can be back racing at the stadium in the future, Swindon Robins are one of the biggest names in speedway, not just in England but around the world. They have a proud history and I hope they’ve got a great future to look forward to.

“I wish everyone at Swindon the very best and hope everyone stays positive throughout the year.”

Swindon aren’t racing this year due to building work due to begin in May at the Abbey and ongoing concerns about the pandemic, although the new season is due to start on May 17.

Club bosses Russell and Steve Park indicated from the moment they made the decision to sit out 2021 the priority is to be back in the Premiership next year.

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