Eastbourne are pondering their next move with Tom Brennan after he opened his account in the National League.

But chairman Martin Dugard believes the 15-year-old Hassocks schoolboy showed what he can do in the win over title rivals Kent.

Brennan posted two key heat win in the 47-43 verdict at Arlington – just three weeks after breaking his collarbone on his league debut.

He misses this Sunday’s home fixture against Mildenhall due to the next round of the British Youth Championship, being staged at Leicester.

Whether Brennan would have raced for his club anyway is open to doubt as Eagles are keen to preserve his three-point average for next season.

Dugard said: “We will see what he wants to do but his average will go above 3.00 if he keeps riding for us, which makes life harder for him.

“We are at Leicester on Sunday and we still have rounds of the championship to come at Belle Vue, Eastbourne and Redcar.”

Brennan fell when making his debut on his 15th birthday against Birmingham recently.

But he recovered quickly from the broken collarbone suffered in that mishap and proved his fitness in unusual style – by winning a go-karting competition.

He went from last to first in the space of one lap to win the reserves’ race against Kent.

But he really proved his quality and mental strength in heat eight, which was stopped when he was in the lead because of a crash behind him.

Eagles’ Ellis Perks was controversially excluded from the re-run and Kent, leading by two points, eyed a chance to extend that advantage to as many as six at a key stage in the meeting.

But Brennan went back out and won the re-run as the lone home rider.

Dugard said: “He didn’t make a particularly great start to the re-run and both Kent riders beat him to the first turn but he cut back under them.

“He is very raw. Because we see him riding all the time we perhaps forget how young he is.

“That first meeting was a reality check for everybody but he got a great reaction from the crowd again on Saturday.”