ADAM Ellis has backed youngsters Anders Rowe and Jordan Stewart to benefit from the fountain of knowledge that Swindon Robins’ senior riders can offer.

Teenager Rowe and 21-year-old Aussie Stewart are Robins chief Alun Rossiter’s only two new additions to his team off the back of last season’s history making Premiership and Supporters’ Cup double.

Having retained the services of big-hitting trio Jason Doyle, Troy Batchelor and Rasmus Jensen, Rossiter’s options to fill the previously void numbers two and seven positions were limited.

Despite this, almost all fans have backed Robins’ 2020 squad – and heat leader Ellis shares the opinion of those who support him.

It will be Rowe and Stewart’s first season in the topflight. Therefore, 23-year-old Ellis has vowed to support the duo should the going get tough.

He added: “We’ve got a good team, and it’s nice that we’ve kept five riders from last year.

“I’m sure Anders (Rowe) will do okay, though it could take him some time to find his feet. But he’ll have guys like Troy (Batchelor) and Jason (Doyle) to learn from.

“Next season will push him on massively.”

Next year has the potential to be a breakthrough campaign for the French-born talent.

After representing Gorzow as a junior last season, Ellis has penned deals with Rzeszow in Poland and Grindsted in Denmark for 2020.

He will also ride in the Championship – Britain’s second tier - where Poole Pirates are understandably keen to attract Ellis to Wimborne Road.

With regards to his long-term ambitions, Dorset-based Ellis has no immediate plans but feels he is still young enough to stamp his mark on the sport.

He added: “Personally, I had a terrible first season at Swindon, but I feel I’m getting better step by step.

“So long as I improve each year, then that’s okay and it doesn’t matter. I’m still only 23, I feel like I’ve still got time to make a mark in the speedway world.

“I want to do better than this season – it doesn’t take much for things to go right. It can be one piece that’s missing, and that piece can turn your fortunes.

“Look at Rasmus (Jensen), he came from nowhere and is now one of the best rated riders around. I’m not setting too many targets, I’m just going out to enjoy myself.”