Worrall's future is looking Ace
5:30am Thursday 24th July 2014 in By Andy Warren, Deputy sports editor, firstname.lastname@example.org, @AndyWarren_
SWINDON’S flying reserve Steve Worrall sees a bright future for himself with parent club Belle Vue.
The St Helens-born youngster has been tearing up British speedway this season, dominating the National League with Cradley, making huge strides in the Premier League with Edinburgh and topping it off with regular double-figure scores in the Elite League with the Robins.
Worrall is thoroughly enjoying his time with Swindon but, having become an Aces asset at the start of this season, is hopeful of forging a career at Kirkmanshulme Lane.
“Belle Vue is a hard track to get round and I haven’t done much riding there, although I’m an asset, but there’s a few reasons behind that,” Worrall told the Advertiser following the Robins 49-41 win at Belle Vue on Monday night.
“I was a bit nervous going into the meeting because I knew they were going to be watching my performance a little closer but I’m glad it all went well.
“I’m really good friends with the guy who runs Belle Vue, George Carswell, and he approached me and we did something. It’s not a deal where money was involved, I liked the set up and everything about Belle Vue and obviously George who runs it.
“I can see a big future, especially with the new stadium and that’s what’s in my eyes.
“It all happened at the start of the season although he did have his eyes on me at the end of last season.
“But obviously once I started going good he got in there quick before too many others got interested.”
Belle Vue turned down the chance to sign Worrall in the draft held at the start of the campaign, with the rider happy his form as left the club likely regretting their decision.
“Maybe they regret not taking me in the draft and a lot of people expected me to come here for this season, which left them surprised that I didn’t. I don’t know why I didn’t.
“I’m glad I’ve done well though and it’s been really good riding for Swindon.
“Belle Vue can’t be thinking like that though because they have to be happy with the riders they have got and be helping them to improve, although I would imagine I would be there next season.”
Monday night’s meeting also saw the Robins’ Worrall record a rare victory over twin brother Richie, a feat he doesn’t think he has achieved since the pair were racing together in the basement division.
“I think Richie would probably say that I only won because I had gate four, which was obviously working better than his gate three, but it’s the same race at the end of the day and I won,” he said.
“I don’t know if I have beaten him before, not since we’ve started going into the Premier and Elite League, maybe when we first got started. It feels pretty good to be honest and I’ve beaten him which is great.
“It’s still all going well for me and I’m over the moon.”
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