Mudgway joins the Tigers

JADE Mudgway has left Berwick and has joined Premier League rivals Glasgow Tigers for the 2012 season.

The New Zealander has spent two years with the Bandits after stepping up from the Conference League and has become a firm favourite with the Shielfield Park fans with his bursts from the back.

However, last season he failed to progress as many thought he might, mainly down to a lack of investment in his equipment.

Some supporters had openly admitted they would like to see him back for a third successive season, whilst others thought he might benefit from a year away with another club.

At the end of the day it was probably his poor away form last season which worked against him.

There has been no official confirmation of the move from Berwick, but the news was broken by Glasgow who revealed that they had signed the 22 year-old, completing their line-up for the defence of the Premier League title which they won last season.

Berwick, who have already signed the returning Sebastian Alden, Alex Edberg, Kozza Smith and Lee Complin, now have three remaining places to fill in their starting line-up.

The combined averages of the signings total 26.14, leaving 16.36 to play with as the Borderers attempt to complete a side under the 42.50 limit.

Team manager Ian Rae says he is currently in talks with other riders with a view to formulating the starting seven and he expects to be in a position to announce further signings soon.