Pirates name five ahead of new season. 20th December 2019
With the brand-new speedway season just a few months away, it has been a very busy few weeks for the management team at Poole Pirates.
Already five riders have been announced ahead of Pirates racing in the Championship in 2020.
The experienced 28-year-old GB International Steve Worrall was the first confirmed rider for the new look Pirates for next season.
Twin brother of Richie, who has been part of the Poole set up for two seasons, spent last season with Newcastle in the Championship and Belle Vue in the Premiership. In a successful career that started back in 2010, Steve has also ridden for Redcar, Swindon and Edinburgh.
Another British prospect has put pen to paper and signed for the Pirates. 25-year-old Stefan Nielsen, returns to the south coast for a second time, having been a Pirate in 2018, before injury struck him after just his fourth appearance. Nielsen, has also been a consistent performer in the SGB Championship for the past two seasons with Scunthorpe.
Poole have also announced their number one rider for next season. Former British Champion, 33-year-old Danny King has agreed to join Pirates for the forthcoming campaign.
King, won the national title in 2016, and brings with him a wealth of British racing experience. King, was plying his trade for Ipswich last season and Poole have moved swiftly for the experienced rider, who has also been named as club captain.
Australian Josh MacDonald will follow in the footsteps of several his fellow compatriots and wear the Pirates colours next season.
The 22-year-old New South Walian spent his first season in British speedway with Sheffield last season. He will start the new season on a four-point average, but with a seasons experience behind him
On Wednesday evening Poole announced their fifth signing ahead of the brand-new campaign.
Former rider Adam Ellis, who served as a Pirate back in 2016, re-joins the club and will ride in the number two jacket for the forthcoming season ahead.