Eagles sign Nilsson

EASTBOURNE Eagles have signed Kim Nilsson to complete the line-up for the 2014 speedway season.

Nilsson joined Eastbourne last season to replace the retired Adam Shields.

Boss Trevor Geer said: “Kim came in at a difficult time for both himself and us and did very well. He didn’t let us down and became stronger as the season went on.

“His form in Sweden earned him a wildcard for the Scandinavian Grand Prix at Stockholm in September and at the end of the season he was really flying around Arlington.”

Nilsson has signed on loan from Lakeside, where he lost his place before coming to Eastbourne.

Geer said the Eastbourne top five averages added up to 31.76 - just under the 32-point limit set by the speedway authorities for team building.

He added: “This is a strong Eastbourne team and we can look forward to putting in a serious challenge at the top of the table next year.”

The 2014 line-up means that only two of the riders who came to tapes for the Eagles in March this year will be with the club for the new season. They are Bjarne Pedersen and Cameron Woodward.

It means there are no places this time round for Simon Gustafsson, Timo Lahti and Lukas Dryml.

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