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Wednesday, 22 October 2014

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Adam Roynon quits Workington Comets for Leicester Lions

Workington speedway star Adam Roynon has signed for Comets’ Premier League opponents Leicester Lions.

Adam Roynon photo
Adam Roynon

Roynon recently won the News & Star Readers’ Rider of the Year award as well as the best away rider, most Rider of the Night awards, with eight, and also improved his average by 2.53 – the most among any of the Comets riders.

Comets owner Laura Morgan said: “Obviously, because of Adam’s form, I would be lying if I said he wasn’t in our plans originally, for next season.

“But it’s fair to say that I read between the lines and expected Adam to move on – call it women’s intuition if you want.

“We didn’t know he had signed for another club until we saw it on a speedway forum,” she added.

“Adam was aware he was in our plans but I knew he was looking at moving south.

“Our best team is going to be made up of riders who want to ride for Comets at derwent Park.”

Workington have signed five riders for the 2013 season to date, Kyle Howarth, Richard Lawson, Rene Bach and Ashley Morris, and Morgan said that she and co-promoters Steve Whitehead and Tony Jackson were closing in on their next signing.

“Between the three of us, we’ve been bouncing ideas around,” said Morgan. “It’s all down to looking at different combinations that will complement the five riders we already have.”

Comets have an average of just over 12 from which to select two riders. Roynon ended the season with an average of 7.07.

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  • Dudley have named Comets’ Ashley Morris as their new No 1 and captain – with Dan Greenwood also retained from 2012 in a new-look Heathens team.

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