Witches were after Risager
IPSWICH Witches team manager Pete Simmons has confirmed that the club would have re-signed Morten Risager this week if he had become available.
Speedway: Ipswich Witches team manager Pete Simmons has confirmed that the club would have re-signed Morten Risager this week if he had become available.
The Dane has moved to his parent club Swindon and will face the Witches in an Elite League fixture at Foxhall Stadium on Thursday.
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Discarded by Belle Vue, having starred when the Aces lost at Ipswich last Thursday, after they signed Jason Crump, Risager covered for an injured Leigh Lanham at Foxhall earlier in the season.
Simmons confirmed: “Swindon had first refusal on Morten and they have taken up the option.
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“If he had become available we would have spoken to him about fitting him into our side in place of the injured Tobi Kroner.”
Kroner looks likely to be out for the season with a broken collar bone and the Witches are in talks with another rider to bring in as a replacement.
“Unless things move quickly and we re-declare it looks as though we will be using the rider replacement facility for Tobi against Swindon, and at Lakeside the following night,” added Simmons.
Simmons will change the Witches riding order with Robert Miskowiak switching from three to five and Troy Batchelor from five to three. From next Tuesday Miskowiak becomes the Witches number one in the averages and takes over from Scott Nicholls in that berth.
Swindon axed Croatian Jurica Pavlic to bring in asset Risager.