REDCAR have signed Lewis Kerr and Ryan Kinsley to move back to a full seven-man team as they head towards the Championship play-offs.
The Bears have moved to replace long-term injury victim Jordan Stewart, and have also released Anders Rowe as Kerr comes in following the closure of Eastbourne.
The changes come into effect for today’s (Sunday, 2pm) home match against Berwick.
Promoter Jitendra Duffull said: “Our preferred option was always a straight swap for Jordan, but we simply couldn’t find a rider that fitted the bill.
“We are in a very strong position for the play-offs and are gunning for a league title, which is why we couldn’t pass up on the opportunity to sign Lewis when he became available.
“Unfortunately, as Lewis’ average is higher than Jordan’s, it meant that we had to release another rider to bring him in. After several long discussions between the current promotion, we made the difficult decision to release Anders.
“I contacted every club in the Championship on Thursday to help him get fixed up, and I’m pleased that he has been successful in doing so. We wish him all the best and thank him for his efforts this season.
“I’d like to welcome Lewis and Ryan to the club. With their addition, I believe we are a stronger side and are now capable of challenging for the league title.”
Looking towards Sunday’s meeting co-promoter Jamie Swales added: “We cannot afford to be complacent ahead of this match, the Bandits have riders who know the Media Prima Arena well and Kasper Andersen will be a handful for our new reserve pairing as he is in good form.
“We need to improve on our slow starts to meetings with the play-offs around the corner.”
REDCAR: Charles Wright, James Sarjeant, Jake Allen, Lewis Kerr, Michael Palm Toft, Ryan Kinsley, Jordan Jenkins.
BERWICK: Nikolaj Busk Jakobsen, Leon Flint, Jye Etheridge, Dany Gappmaier, Aaron Summers, Kasper Andersen, Greg Blair.