Kyle has to make way in a Swindon Robins reshuffle
Photo by Dave PayneTue 07 Jul 2015
Current Comets number one Kyle Howarth has unfortunately had to make way as his Elite League side Swindon have reshuffled their pack in order to accommodate the returning Darcy Ward.
Naturally Kyle is extremely disappointed at the situation having effectively lost his team place in what is 'a numbers game' that allows the Robins to bring Darcy Ward into their side now that the Aussie is eligible to race again having completed his suspension imposed by the FIM.
In order to accommodate Ward the Robins had to release two riders; with Adrian Miedzinski and Kyle being the two riders released. Meanwhile coming in to fill the remaining team place within the points that were left after Ward's inclusion is Czech youngster Eduard Krcmar.
Comets team manager Tony Jackson said: "We obviously feel for Kyle as he has been scoring really well for Swindon but unfortunately when team changes are made it becomes a numbers game in order to comply with the regulations on team building. Kyle is very much a victim of this.
"In the short-term Kyle will be able to concentrate all his efforts on the Comets, however I will be very surprised if another Elite League club doesn't make a move for Kyle's services very soon as his Elite League performances have been very good for Swindon this year and he can certainly do a good job for someone else in that league.
"Kyle's British under-21 Championship victory this season, and the fact he was part of the Team GB World Cup squad, ironically managed by Swindon boss Alun Rossiter, are testimony to his progress in the sport and there is certainly a lot more to come from Kyle Howarth yet."
Alun Rossiter says the decision to leave out Howarth was ‘the impossible choice'.
“It was Kyle or Grzegorz Zengota who had to go,” he said.
“I must emphasise this is a Swindon Speedway decision, we have made this move as a club.
“It was impossible for me because I had to take off my Team GB hat. I still have great faith in Kyle and want to continue working with him and giving him opportunities on a national basis.
“But we made this decision as a Swindon management team, it was the impossible choice, and Zengy got the nod as a club asset and the fact he's in such good form," concluded Rossiter.
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Last Updated : Tue 07 Jul 2015, 14:35 UK