ALUN Rossiter will hold talks with Swindon Robins skipper Jason Doyle this week regarding the Australian’s condition, following his spill in Poland that resulted in a punctured lung and a broken rib.

Doyle, 33, returned to the Abbey Stadium during the off-season and was Rossiter’s first winter signing after he spent 2018 racing in the colours of Somerset Rebels.

After impressing in Swindon’s opening six meetings, Doyle’s progress was stalled after he crashed heavily while racing for Polish club Torun in their Ekstraliga fixture against Czestochowa.

Not immune to miraculous recoveries from bone-shattering injuries, Doyle has quickly returned to the UK after receiving treatment in Poland.

And Rossiter admits he wouldn’t be the slightest bit surprised if the 2017 world champion lines up at this weekend’s opening Grand Prix in Warsaw.

Rossiter said: “I’ll be talking to Jason (Doyle) in the next couple of days to see what he is doing.

“At the moment, I’m not sure if he is going to be riding at the weekend (in Warsaw). But my fingers are crossed, I don’t think he’s far away.

“He’s a strong and determined character, and injury like this won’t hold him back for too long.”

Doyle has dropped just 13 of the 90 points available to him from his six meetings in the UK so far this season.

His reliability at number one is something Rossiter’s septet lacked last season.

And the Robins chief admits Doyle’s experience and know-how of the sport is benefitting the rest of the team – proven by Swindon’s ability to pick up points in all seven of their opening meetings.

Rossiter added: “He’s been a reliable character, and is a dream to work with.

“Him offering help to the boys and trying to help out the youngsters has been beneficial to us. What he brings to the pits and the team is crucial.

“We just need to get Zach (Wajtknecht) and James (Shanes) going. We all know the two reserves are struggling at the moment, but I am confident we can get them going.”