Rosco matches the match-winning Dane his first new signing

First published in Sport

SWINDON have made Danish crowd-pleaser Peter Kildemand their first signing for the 2013 Elite League season.

Kildemand, 23, joined the Robins at reserve this year and proved a massive success with a string of high scores including when playing a huge part in the team’s Grand Final win against Poole.

Swindon boss Alun Rossiter said: “I’m absolutely chuffed to have Peter back for next year. He was our first signing this time last year as well, so hopefully that’s an omen!

“He’s a quiet man off the track but on the track he’s such an exciting rider and you know you’ve got someone special when the likes of Carl Fogarty are tweeting that Kildemand is awesome to watch.

“At one stage last season he was challenging for the No.1 spot with an average around eight, so to have him back on just under seven means there’s more scope for improvement, and he’s also shown me that he’s a good man to have in the pressure situations.

“I remember making a big call to use him in a last-heat decider at King’s Lynn and he went out and won it for us. That seemed to be the case nine times out of ten last season.

“The fans love Peter, they took to him immediately, and I’m sure they’ll be delighted that he’s back.”

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