Hammers bring back Davidsson

PUBLISHED: 17:30 02 July 2012

Jonas Davidsson is returning to Lakeside Hammers (Rob Newell/TGS)

Jonas Davidsson is returning to Lakeside Hammers (Rob Newell/TGS)

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Swede returns, but Worrall breaks leg

Lakeside Hammers have welcomed former rider of the year and Swedish international Jonas Davidsson back into their line-up.

But they will now be without young reserve Richie Worrall for the near future after he suffered a broken leg while riding for Premier League club Newcastle at the weekend.

Davidsson will return to club colours at Swindon on Thursday, before Hammers host Elite League play-off rivals Birmingham at their Purfleet track the following evening.

His return comes after the tragic death of captain Lee Richardson in May, which left a six-man team struggling for consistency and saw Hammers fall from first to third place in the table.

Co-promoter Jon Cook said: “It’s great to have JD (Jonas Davidsson) back and his enthusiasm to come back to the club was evident from the moment we spoke.

“Unlike last season’s cameo appearance this time we have half a season left to race and, therefore, he will be bringing over his own equipment to make sure he does the job he, and we, expect.

“On his day few can match JD around the raceway and it’s with that firmly in mind that we have made this move.

“The lads have done admirably coping with Lee’s (Richardson) loss and I can’t speak highly enough of them all, however, the cracks have been showing for the last few matches and we felt we dare not wait any longer to make a move or else our League hopes could be damaged.

“JD will add to the spirit and will be good for Kim (Nilsson) in particular.”

World Under-21 finalist Worrall, meanwhile, suffered his injury after a crash at Workington on Saturday.

He had an operation to have a rod put in his leg and is hoping it will not keep him out of action for too long.

Speaking on Twitter, he said: “Just a racing accident. doc rekons (sic) about 4/5 week.”

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