Bradley steps in to help the Comets!
Photo by Dave PayneWed 25 Apr 2018
Bradley Wilson-Dean joins the Comets on a 'short-term contract' as cover for the injured reserve Mason Campton.
Following the news that Mason Campton's broken left wrist is set to keep him out of the Comets line-up until late May, and with a clutch of fixtures set to take place in the first three weeks of next month, the Comets have moved to secure the services of New Zealand champion Bradley Wilson-Dean on a short-term contract.
Wilson-Dean spent last season with Peterborough where he attained an average of 5.61, while doubling-up with the Swindon Robins as they went on to clinch the Premiership title, but this year the 23-year-old Kiwi has returned to his parent club Somerset, where he has made a bright start to this season.
However, having made an impressive guest appearance for the Comets in their recent home victory over Edinburgh, where he scored 8 plus 3 bonus from the reserve berth, the Comets management have moved to secure his services on a ‘short-term 28-day contract'.
Club owner Laura Morgan said: “Bradley proved to be a very good guest for us against the Monarchs after which we spoke to him about the possibility of signing him as a short-term replacement while Mason was on the side-lines.
“He was very keen to help us out, but before we could progress that line of action any further we needed to wait and see what Mason was told when he visited the hospital in the middle of last week.
“Thankfully, Mason does not need an operation on his wrist, but unfortunately he still faces a further four weeks out of action. However, armed with that knowledge we have brought Bradley in as cover until Mason is fit to return to the side as we have a fair number of important matches to race before that he makes his return.
“We are sure Bradley will do a fine job for us and having him as a regular member of the side while Mason is out injured is much more preferable than having to keep booking guests for every meeting.
"It is better for us, better for the team, better for the supporters and better for Bradley as he now has a number of confirmed bookings. Then, once Mason is fit to return to the track he will simply slot back into the side in place of Bradley.”
Wilson-Dean will make his debut as a Comets team member at reserve in the home Championship Shield clash with Berwick at Derwent Park on Friday 4th May, which gets underway at 7:30pm, with the return fixture taking place at Berwick the following evening.
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Last Updated : Wed 25 Apr 2018, 17:00 UK