Josh out and Summers in to face the Monarchs!
Photo by Dave PayneWed 15 Oct 2014
The Comets number one Josh Grajczonek has still not sufficiently recovered from the broken left collarbone he sustained in the PLRC at Sheffield on 21st September.
He is therefore unable to take his place in the Comets line-up this weekend when the table-topping Edinburgh Monarchs come to town.
In his place the Comets have booked Redcar's Aaron Summers as a guest at number one. Meanwhile, with Rene Bach having to ride at Zielona Gora (Poland) for his Danish club Esbjerg in the inaugural World Speedway League Final, which is an FIM event, the Comets will be able to operate Rider Replacement for their skipper.
The use of the Rider Replacement facility was granted by the BSPA Management Committee and, with Rene being second in the Comets averages, every Comet is eligible for a Rider Replacement ride.
Comets co-promoter and team manager Tony Jackson said: "Obviously going into this fixture without Josh and Rene is an absolutely huge handicap as the high-scoring Monarchs are, yet again, at full strength. However, we have secured the services of the best guest that is available to ride for us with an average less than Josh's current 8.11, and we are very grateful to the Redcar club and to Aaron Summers for agreeing to guest for us.
"Hopefully Aaron can reproduce some of the excellent form he showed around Derwent Park when Redcar visited us earlier in the year!"
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Last Updated : Wed 15 Oct 2014, 21:04 UK