Patchett: We don't have to buy Troy

This Is Wiltshire: NO OBLIGATION: Troy Batchelor NO OBLIGATION: Troy Batchelor

SWINDON co-promoter Gary Patchett has insisted the Robins are under no obligation to buy Troy Batchelor despite parent club Peterborough insisting he is only available on a full transfer, writes ANDY WARREN.

The Elite League champions have been working all winter to try and bring the Australian and Dane Hans Andersen back to the Abbey Stadium, with the Panthers only willing to sell their assets rather than loan out the duo for a second successive year.

While the Robins have already submitted a second offer for Andersen after their first was turned down, no bid has been made for Batchelor, with Panthers co-owner Julie Mahoney claiming the BSPA have ruled he can only leave on a full transfer despite no longer being under consideration for a place at the Showground.

Patchett insisted that is not the case, but revealed the situation may change at the end of the season if a loan deal can be agreed for 2013, and that he has asked permission to begin talking to Batchelor.

“I have spoken to members of the BSPA management committee who have told me that whilst it might be Peterborough’s wish to transfer Troy, they clearly didn’t ever consider him for a place at Peterborough by the fact they announced Linus Sundstrom before the AGM. They can now only put one rider alongside him,” he said.

“They may want to sell him but that doesn’t put the onus on us to buy him, and we can’t be obliged to buy a rider that doesn’t feature in the parent club’s plans, and we won’t buy him.

“That isn’t saying we don’t want to buy him, just that at this current moment in time the club is not in a position to do so. That is something we could agree with Peterborough to review at the end of the season without obligation on either side, but we will not pursue it at the moment.

“They have very publicly discounted him from their own side, and I have now asked for Peterborough’s permission as well as the BSPA’s permission to enter negotiations with Troy regarding a contract for next year.

“That permission can’t be denied, and the reason I have asked for it is that nobody can hold anything against us in the future, and I have asked for permission to begin negotiations about bringing Troy here on loan.”

Batchelor made a storming start to the Australian Championship with victory at Gillman on Saturday, and returns to action on Wednesday in Undera with a two-point lead over Jason Doyle going into round two.

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12:44pm Tue 8 Jan 13

Rovin Robin says...

Peterborough list the following riders as club assets....
Rene Bach
Kenneth Bjerre
Lasse Bjerre
Michael Jepsen Jensen
Jesper B. Monberg
Linus Sundstrom
KAROL ZABIK
RICKY WALLACE
CLAUS VISSING
PIOTR SWIDERSKI
RYAN SULLIVAN
TAYLOR POOLE
ULRICH ØSTERGAARD
DAKOTA NORTH
HENRIK MOLLER
NORBERT KOSCIUCH
NIELS-KRISTIAN IVERSEN
KACPER GOMOLKSI
LUKAS DRYML
ALES DRYML
KRZYSZTOF BUCZKOWKSI
TROY BATCHELOR
TOMASZ BAJERSKI
HANS ANDERSEN

Their 2013 team lists only two of these riders as in the line up
Ryan Fisher and Kennie Larsen have been signed for this year.. so they need 3 more riders and have 18 spare riders.. OH well...
Why not have some deal with a club where for every point an asset scores while on loan - They get a royalty..
Peterborough list the following riders as club assets.... Rene Bach Kenneth Bjerre Lasse Bjerre Michael Jepsen Jensen Jesper B. Monberg Linus Sundstrom KAROL ZABIK RICKY WALLACE CLAUS VISSING PIOTR SWIDERSKI RYAN SULLIVAN TAYLOR POOLE ULRICH ØSTERGAARD DAKOTA NORTH HENRIK MOLLER NORBERT KOSCIUCH NIELS-KRISTIAN IVERSEN KACPER GOMOLKSI LUKAS DRYML ALES DRYML KRZYSZTOF BUCZKOWKSI TROY BATCHELOR TOMASZ BAJERSKI HANS ANDERSEN Their 2013 team lists only two of these riders as in the line up Ryan Fisher and Kennie Larsen have been signed for this year.. so they need 3 more riders and have 18 spare riders.. OH well... Why not have some deal with a club where for every point an asset scores while on loan - They get a royalty.. Rovin Robin
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