Eastbourne Eagles have revealed why they have signed Jason Edwards for their reserve berths.

But team boss Connor Dugard is frustrated he cannot press on further with team-building.

Edwards, 15, impressed with Eagles last season and could partner Kelsey Dugard at reserve.

While Kelsey Dugard is already on board, it is so far unclear where he will fit into the riding order.

Connor Dugard believes Edwards is one of the hottest talents of his type in British speedway.

He said: “Jason impressed us last year. We thought he was one of three three-point riders, along with Drew Kemp and Leon Flint, who are ready to really kick on from British youth racing.

“We have been trying to get him on board since the end of the season.

“He was biding his time, waiting to see what happened.”

Connor Dugard said Edwards’ temperament and willingness to learn are among his top qualities.

He added: “What I really liked last year was, when people like Mark Baseby went up and gave him some advice, he carried it out.

“It didn’t just go in one ear and out the other, as can happen.

“He is very relaxed on the bike and you rarely see him out of shape.

“Depending on the points limit, we will have Kelsey alongside him at reserve or at No.2.”

Eastbourne and other National League tracks are having to keep their options open for now.

And Connor Dugard is not happy about it.

He said: “We have not been told when the AGM is which makes life harder.

“Not just to attract riders and put your team together but also attracting sponsors.

“You can’t tell potential sponsors, ‘We’ve got this, this, this lined up.

“Ideally I would like to see the AGM take place maybe a week after the Premiership and Championship have had theirs.”