SWINDON ROBINS: Pirates set to steal Doyle

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SWINDON Robins’ title-winning rider Jason Doyle could be on his way back to parent club Poole after the Pirates declared an interested in using their asset next season.

The Robins are keen to retain the gritty Australian after he increased his average during a campaign where he became a major part of the Elite League winners’ side, despite missing both legs of the final against the Pirates through injury.

Poole promoter Matt Ford has revealed his interest in bringing their asset back to Wimborne Road after a year away, but even if he doesn’t eventually take a team place, he insisted the Robins or any other side wishing to loan him will have to be patient.

“Jason Doyle is very much an option. He had a great year and he did exactly what we always knew he could do,” Ford told the Daily Echo.

“I don’t care if I don’t disclose the final team member until March 1, I really am in no hurry this year.

“It will have to be contracts that are beneficial to the club and if that means us taking our time on our assets, other clubs are just going to have to be understanding that our riders won’t be released until that point.”

Swindon boss Alun Rossiter is not surprised the Pirates want to use the Australian once again, and is not overly concerned by the situation at this stage.

“I am not surprised they want to use him because he had a superb season for us and did a brilliant job, so I can’t speak highly enough of him,” he said.

“At the end of the day it is down to the riders what they want to do, and he isn’t our asset so obviously we will wait to see what happens.

“We get first call on him if his parent club don’t want to use his services, but he enjoyed his move here and it was good for him and good for us.

“I don’t know whether he would want to go back to Poole, but speedway is a difficult thing because we have a group of riders who have had good years, and now their own clubs are looking back at them.

“That is only fair at the end of the day, and I am not surprised about it and we have to wait and see because at this time of year there are a lot of permutations.

“He might be in their plans for one team, but not for another.”

Another 2012 Swindon rider mentioned in connection with a team place on the south coast next season is teenager Nick Morris, but Rossiter is confident he will be at Blunsdon when the new campaign begins.

“It think a lot of this link has come from people thinking about Nick’s friendship with Darcy Ward,” he said.

“Nick has stated he wants to come to Swindon again next year, and I don’t envisage any problems with that because he seems happy with his progress with us.”

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9:10am Thu 15 Nov 12

swindonspur says...

Sounds like Doyley is in the dog house with the orange one for helping us win the league!
Sounds like Doyley is in the dog house with the orange one for helping us win the league! swindonspur

9:31am Thu 15 Nov 12

oldlegtrailer says...

Sounds like Poole is just a bit peeed off cos we thrashed them to the title. HA HA up the Robins - sink the Pirates again next year!!
Who would want to ride for them - a couple of bad meetings and you are out and then they bring in an 8 point rider on a four point average. Might be good for Poole but not so good for the riders and sport.
Sounds like Poole is just a bit peeed off cos we thrashed them to the title. HA HA up the Robins - sink the Pirates again next year!! Who would want to ride for them - a couple of bad meetings and you are out and then they bring in an 8 point rider on a four point average. Might be good for Poole but not so good for the riders and sport. oldlegtrailer

8:36pm Thu 15 Nov 12

mikek says...

I bet Doyley will not want to go back to Poole after what he has said about the best move he has made away from them the season just gone. Happy rider is Jason so sure he will want to stay here at Swindon. Poole management is saying they could wait till March to decide on their team,well if I was a rider I would say up yours and see ya.
I bet Doyley will not want to go back to Poole after what he has said about the best move he has made away from them the season just gone. Happy rider is Jason so sure he will want to stay here at Swindon. Poole management is saying they could wait till March to decide on their team,well if I was a rider I would say up yours and see ya. mikek

11:45am Fri 16 Nov 12

Sir Fawn Maker says...

it's hardly "steal" when he's a Poole asset on loan to the robins is it for goodness sake
it's hardly "steal" when he's a Poole asset on loan to the robins is it for goodness sake Sir Fawn Maker

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