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Ipswich Witches bring in Kennett to replace struggling Bellego

PUBLISHED: 15:50 07 June 2019 | UPDATED: 16:58 07 June 2019

Edward Kennett has signed for Ipswich Witches. Picture: IAN BUSH

Edward Kennett has signed for Ipswich Witches. Picture: IAN BUSH

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Ipswich Witches have made a team change, bringing in Edward Kennett in place of David Bellego.

David Bellego has been released by Ipswich Witches. Picture: STEVE WALLERDavid Bellego has been released by Ipswich Witches. Picture: STEVE WALLER

Frenchman Bellego has struggled for consistency during his opening meetings as a Witches rider, scoring just 55 points in 13 meetings at an average of just 4.40.

Bellego's final meeting as a Witch saw him score five points from five rides in Thursday night's 49-41 victory over Peterborough, with Kennett set to make his debut when Swindon Robins visit next Thursday.

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"We felt that we needed to be stronger on the smaller tracks and David is struggling to improve his form on those tracks," promotor Chris Louis said.

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"Unfortunately, time and averages dictated that we could not afford to give him any more time.

"David has been great to work with and we wish him all the best of luck for the rest of the season."

Kennett, who rides for Eastbourne in the Championship, was twice crowned British Under-21 champion and has been a league winner with Coventry in the top-flight. He has experience at the top level too having appeared in three Grand Prix and represented Great Britain in the World Cup.


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