Witches sell Danny King to Birmingham Brummies

IPSWICH Witches have sold one of their prized assets, Danny King.

IPSWICH Witches have sold one of their prized assets, Danny King.

The 25-year-old has joined Elite League club Birmingham Brummies on a full transfer from Ipswich for a figure rumoured to be in excess of five figures.

It’s a bold move from the Witches management –allowing King to leave the club – but director of speedway Chris Louis said today he has plans for the Witches and the sale of King will help him achieve this.

“It was a very difficult decision to allow Danny to go,” Chris said.

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“We have put time and money into his progression, he’s a young English rider, but I need to see the bigger picture and re-building Ipswich Speedway – as I said at the start of last season – is what I intend to do.

“But re-building the club will cost and the money we get from Danny will help us do that.

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“Since we moved into the Premier League, we have purchased Morten Risager, Kevin Doolan, Cameron Heeps and Rohan Tungate. There will be more to come. But we need finance to be able to do that.”

King, who made his debut for the Witches in 2003, last rode for the Suffolk side in 2010 before the club moved into the Premier League and King went to Elite League Birmingham.

“Danny has been involved in the transfer throughout and has been absolutely superb. He didn’t ask for a transfer, he’s been a pleasure to deal with and he would have happily stayed a Witches asset.

“But I have to balance the books at Foxhall and I intend to keep the club moving forward on an even keel.”

Weather permitting, the Witches race Rye House at Foxhall Stadium tonight.

WHAT do you think? Are the Witches right to sell King? Are the Witches moving in the right direction? Let us know: starsport@archant.co.uk

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