Thursday November 25, 2021
LEICESTER have added Dan Thompson to their 2022 Championship side which means they are only three riders away from a full team.

Teenager Thompson joins Nick Morris, Richie Worrall and Connor Mountain in the Watling JCB Lions side with the remaining riders set to be unveiled before Christmas.

Boss Stewart Dickson believes the return of Thompson is good news and the signing has been widely predicted during the speculation season.

“Dan signing for us is no major surprise I’m sure, I felt he did very well for us last season starting on a two point average and increasing it significantly.

“He was supposed to stay at reserve all season but with the situation surrounding Ty Proctor and Josh Bates where it didn’t work out and he went up.

“He may well have jumped up the team anyway regardless of other riders losing form.

“I do believe there’s a couple of away tracks he needs to try and conquer but the overall package with Dan is good, he claimed some big scalps and I believe he’ll make more good strides forward next season.”

Thompson, 17, added: “It’s good to be back with Leicester next year, after a good learning year in my first year in the Championship.

“Now I definitely want to carry things on next year, and to start the season well.

“I had a few good meetings at Leicester and some not so good ones away.”

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