Swindon have snapped up talented teen Jack Smith – and he’ll make his debut against former club Belle Vue on Monday (7.30).
Smith, who rode for the Aces in 2017, will make a quick return to Manchester’s National Speedway Stadium after jumping at the chance to join the CFS Filtration Robins.
He replaces Mitchell Davey at reserve who is facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines after sustaining multiple injuries during Birmingham’s National League Knockout Cup clash with Mildenhall on Wednesday.
Smith, who is the son of three time British Champion and former Robin Andy, is delighted to be handed another opportunity in the top flight and hopes to make an instant impact.
“I’m over the moon to be joining Swindon,” he said.
“It’s a shame it’s not under other circumstances because me and Mitch are quite close and it’s dreadful what’s happened to him.
“But I’ve got to come in and do a job and I can’t wait to get started.
“Swindon have got a great team and I already know a fair amount about the club because both my dad and my uncle Paul had spells with the Robins throughout their careers.
“I learnt a lot with Belle Vue last season and it will be strange going up against them so soon.
“It’s all come about so quickly but that can sometimes be the best way because you don’t have too much time to think about things.”
BELLE VUE: Craig Cook, Steve Worrall R/R, Dan Bewley, Rohan Tungate, Max Fricke, Jye Etheridge, Damian Drozdz.
SWINDON: Nick Morris, Adam Ellis, Troy Batchelor, David Bellego, Tobiasz Musielak, Zach Wajtknecht, Jack Smith.