Bandits sign Aspegren

BERWICK have made changes to their team ahead of this weekend’s meetings against Workington (home on Saturday) and Newcastle (away on Sunday).

By Staff Reporter
Friday, 20th July 2012, 9:50 am

The Bandits have signed Robin Aspegren, as a replacement for the injured Alex Edberg, whilst Czech Lubos Tomicek has left the club, his place, for the time being, going to local teemager Liam Carr.

Edberg was ruled out for the rest of the season this week after being diagnosed with a broken ankle and collarbone.

“Robin had been racing with Swindon in the Elite League this year until a clash of dates (he also races at home for Griparna) forced a recent parting of the ways,” explained Berwick team boss Ian Rae.

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“We remember Robin from his racing at Newport over the past two seasons where he achieved his current average of 5.73, a figure that will replace Alex (4.59) very nicely indeed.

“Unfortunately, this means we are required to release Lubos Tomicek, which we have done immediately in the hope that Lubos – who is based in the south, near Leighton Buzzard – can quickly get fixed up with a club nearer his home.

“Lubos has done everything we have asked him to do - and a good bit more - since joining us, although the long-distance commuting was getting him down.

“He most certainly departs with our grateful thanks and best wishes – ironically, if he hadn’t actually improved his average while racing as a Bandit we would have been able to keep him on, but rules are rules and he had to be the guy to go.”

With Robin Aspegren moving straight in to race in Edberg’s Number Two jacket, Berwick will at present deploy 16-year-old Tweedmouth schoolboy Liam Carr at reserve in place of Tomicek.

“Like I said, Lubos was finding his 600-mile round trip for home matches a real drag,” said Ian Rae.

“That won’t be a problem for young Liam – his round trip will be nearer 600 yards!”

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