LEICESTER SIGNING FALLS THROUGH

Saturday July 27, 2019
LEICESTER’S move to sign Victor Palovaara has collapsed.

But the club have also revealed how they are in talks with a newcomer to British Speedway and are confident a deal will be concluded within the next few days.

Palovaara was due to come in as a replacement for the injured Josh Bates.

Watling JCB Lions asked permission from Edinburgh, under the impression he was their rider this season.

But after leaving Armadale after a short stint he reverted back to parent club Glasgow who have told Leicester they can only sign him on a full transfer.

Leicester boss Stewart Dickson said: “We fully respect Glasgow’s wishes in this situation but regrettably we won’t be taking the matter further.

“We are not in a position to purchase the rider at this time and we have informed Victor. It’s unfortunate for the boy but he understands.

“We are now in talks with another rider new to British racing and we should have him in place for next weekend in the big home meeting with Sheffield.”

Leicester’s home meeting with Glasgow tonight is off due to the weather and a new date will be confirmed in due course.

CUP DATES
LEICESTER’S high flying National League side will aim for a cup final place next weekend.
The Roger Webster Lion Cubs face Stoke in their Knockout Cup Semi-Finals on Saturday and Sunday.
The first leg will be at Loomer Road on Saturday August 3 (7pm) with the return at Leicester the following day as part of a double header with the Championship clash with Sheffield.



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