IPSWICH have moved to sign Ben Barker as a replacement for Cameron Heeps ahead of their Premiership opener on Thursday.
The Witches face Belle Vue at Foxhall and have reacted to a disappointing League Cup campaign, where they lost all four of their group fixtures.
Promoter Chris Louis said: “When we looked at what was available here, Ben was the obvious choice really. He knows Ipswich, he knows the club, he knows the track because he has been with us a couple of times before.
“You know you are going to get 100 per cent, he doesn’t know any other way and he feels like the right fit.
“We need to fill that one position; we need consistent points from that position that we weren’t getting, and he is probably the right man to do that.
“We thank Cameron for all of his efforts this season and wish him the best for the rest of the campaign.”