SWINDON will sit out another season in 2022 due to further delays in the construction of their new stadium.
The Robins have not raced since completing a Premiership league and Cup double in 2019, but hopes for next year had been raised by the recent arrival of materials on site.
Club owner Terry Russell said: “We have to commit to the league now and we do not have enough certainty around the stadium works to make such a commitment.
“We have been liaising closely with the Stadium owners and understand their frustrations coming out of planning delays and the pandemic. The timetable for works cuts well into the 2022 season and prevents us from forming a team and promotion.
“This is a real blow to everyone connected with and supporting the club, but the circumstances have been out of our control and out of the control of the Stadium owners.
“We will continue to work with the Stadium owners and will provide updates as the works starts and progresses.”