Roynon heartache as comeback threatened

PETERBOROUGH have vowed to fight a decision that threatens to wreck Adam Roynon's comeback dream.

PETERBOROUGH have vowed to fight a decision that threatens to wreck Adam Roynon's comeback dream.

The British Speedway Promoters' Association Management Committee have turned down the Readypower Panthers new look line-up.

They have ruled that youngster Roynon cannot double-up between the Panthers and Workington because he didn't race in the Premier League last season.

The only reason he was ruled out was because he suffered serious head and neck injuries at a pre-season Great Britain training camp.


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He spent a week on a life support machine at Addenbrook's Hospital, Cambridge, and underwent surgery to stabilise his broken neck.

Roynon, 21, spent weeks in hospital and then months in a protective metal halo after being discharged to continue his recovery at his Barrow-in-Furness home.

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He wasn't given the go-ahead to start practising again until the final weeks of the season - too late to reclaim his Workington team place.

Peterborough Director of Speedway Peter Oakes said: “We feel it would be inappropriate to comment on the decision at the moment.

“We will pursue every possible avenue to have the decision reversed.”

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