Jensen set for Foxhall return?
FORMER Ipswich Evening Star Witches hero Jesper B Jensen could be on his way back to Foxhall.I understand that Jensen, who a popular star for the Witches in 2004, is hoping to speak to the Foxhall management this week about coming back to the club, after sensationally quitting Oxford last week.
By Mike Bacon
FORMER Ipswich Evening Star Witches hero Jesper B Jensen could be on his way back to Foxhall.
I understand that Jensen, who a popular star for the Witches in 2004, is hoping to speak to the Foxhall management this week about coming back to the club, after sensationally quitting Oxford last week.
While many thought Jensen would head straight back to Peterborough - the club he is owned by - Colin Horton, owner of the Panthers, has gone on record to state that will not be happening.
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Jensen has also said he would like to ride for either Peterborough, Ipswich or
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But now with the Panthers seemingly a no-go, I also understand Peterborough do not want to loan Jensen out to Coventry, one of their nearest title rivals.
All that seemingly opens the door wide open for the Witches.
Witches promoter John Louis said: “We have not spoken to Jesper as yet, but we are obviously aware he has left Oxford. The team did well last week against Reading but we will have to see how the next few weeks pan out.
“I don't want to say more than that right now.”
Jensen's Oxford walkout has seen him slapped with a 28-day ban for withholding his services, but he hopes to resume his career in England when the ban is over in three weeks.
Jensen said: “I didn't see eye to eye with the team manager at Oxford. I just hope it is not the end of my career in England because I would really like to come back with one of the three tracks I love over here - Ipswich, Coventry or Peterborough.
“I told the Oxford promotion a month ago that I was not happy, so I dropped the captaincy to concentrate on my own form. I have been through a lot of problems with engines and haven't enjoyed my speedway.
“I have been going great everywhere except in England and that is due to being unhappy. I am the sort of guy who can not give 100 per cent if I am not happy.
“I really wanted to make a go of it because Colin Horton was really good to me with sponsorship and in helping sort of my testimonial, meeting but I have just had enough.”
And Jensen has moved quickly to quash rumours that he deliberately dropped his average at Oxford in attempt to engineer a return to Peterborough.
He added “I know loads of people are saying I have been riding badly deliberately to get back into the Peterborough team but that is not true. I am no cheat and would not do anything like that.”
The Witches entertain an injury-ravaged Eastbourne on Thursday night and in the return at Arlington on Saturday. Currently the Eagles will be without Nicki Pedersen, David Norris, Dean Barker and Cameron Woodward this week - all are injured.
They have drafted in Leigh Lanham for Barker and Tom Hedley for Woodward, with rider replacement and a guest for Pedersen still to be announced.
The Witches have booked Adam Shields as a guest for Mark Loram.