Bears in team change
The S.G.Petch Bears have today informed Richard Hall that he is to be released from his contract at the end of the week and will be replaced in the Bears line up by Danny Ayres.
The Bears have not taken the decision lightly but with Richard not having produced the form he is capable off and the prospect of missing Ellis Perks for a length of time the club have taken the decision that a change was needed. The move was compounded by the pending changes in averages and having to accommodate the possible return of Tobias Busch.
The Bears management would like to put on record their thanks to Richard for his efforts this season and hope that with his new reduced average he may find a spot at another club very soon.
Promoter Kevin Keay said ” It’s not nice having to inform a rider he is to be released. Richard has always given his best but his gating has let him down and always made point scoring more difficult for him. He still has the ability to turn his form around but we simply had to make a change now if we are to strengthen the side due to the current regulations . He has shown some improvement in the last two away matches on the larger tracks but his form around Redcar has been disappointing so it is with some regret we have to release Richard. Personally I have found Richard a straight forward guy to deal with and wish him well for the future.
Thursday’s meeting against Workington will be Richard’s last meeting to showcase his talents to other club’s.
In signing Danny I think we have a rider who will come in and score points straight away and the fans will see yet another ‘ showman’ at the Media Prima Arena. He is a very exciting capture and should fit in well with the characters we already have in the side”.
Danny Ayres will make his debut for the Bears against Scunthorpe a week on Thursday in a redeclared Bears line up.