Elite League champions Swindon complete their team for 2013
1:00pm Saturday 2nd March 2013 in Sport
TROY BATCHELOR will be back in Swindon colours for the defence of their Elite League title.
Australian ace Batchelor made a triumphant return to the club for a second spell at Blunsdon last season and the Robins bosses believe the best is yet to come from him.
Batchelor's move has been well documented throughout the winter as he is a Peterborough asset. But the Panthers haven't included him in their side and with no full transfer elsewhere he is free to join the Abbey Stadium side on loan.
Co-owner Gary Patchett said: "I'm delighted to welcome Batch back on board. There is more to come from him and, hopefully, we will see the best of him at Swindon in 2013.
"It is our understanding that by March 1 if a rider is not included in the team of his parent club or he is not sold on a full transfer then he can go on loan.
"We fully respected that and our team manager, Alun Rossiter, concluded a deal with Troy on Friday. We are very much looking forward to the new season."
Batchelor won his first Australian Championship earlier this year.