Robins believe Batch saga is over
SWINDON Robins believe the winter-long saga surrounding Troy Batchelor has come to an end after he was named in their side for 2013.
The Elite League champions announced the Australian as part of their side on March 2 following the passing of the agreed Elite League signing deadline on March 1, which allows any unsigned riders to move on loan. However, there has been confusion as the move has yet to be ratified by the BSPA.
Parent club Peterborough have maintained throughout the winter they had been informed Batchelor was only available on a full transfer due to his unwillingness to return to the Showground, but Robins co-owner Gary Patchett says the management committee have now confirmed to him the rider will be allowed to return on loan.
“It has been confirmed to us Troy Batchelor must be made available for loan from March 1, and we look forward to having our declaration ratified without any further delay,” he said.
“We are happy this situation has now been resolved, and there will be no further comment from the club on this issue.”
Meanwhile, Chris Harris has been confirmed for the Bob Kilby Memorial Meeting which opens the season at Blunsdon on Thursday.