Lewis Rose can bloom in his new Swindon surroundings, says Rob Lyon
- Credit: IAN BURT
Rob Lyon is sure a season with Swindon Robins will do little to slow Lewis Rose's rapid progress.
The 25-year-old motocross convert impressed with King's Lynn Stars during his debut Elite League campaign this year but was picked by the Wiltshire outfit during the recent Fast Track Draft.
Lynn team boss Lyon had little chance of hanging on to Rose, after opting to protect top reserve Lewis Kerr ahead of the selection process, but feels the Sutton Bridge-based rider can flourish away from the Norfolk Arena in 2015.
'It's going to be a good experience for him as a rider,' said the Stars chief, who will use Joe Jacobs alongside Kerr next term.
'To learn a new track and compete on a new circuit regularly is part of the learning process for his career. He's disappointed he's not at King's Lynn and so are we. We wanted to keep both of them (Rose and Lewis Kerr) but it wasn't to be and now Lewis has gone to Swindon.
'He'll be riding on quite a technical track at Newcastle in the Premier League and a big track at Swindon in the Elite. Ultimately it won't do him any harm.
'I've had a chat with him and he seems in good spirits so I'm pleased and I'm sure it'll work out well for him.'
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Rose, a Lynn asset, has enjoyed a fine start to his speedway career thanks to spells with his 'hometown' club's senior and Young Stars team – who operate in the sport's third tier.
Swindon and Great Britain team boss Alun Rossiter told his club's website: 'We are very pleased to welcome Lewis into our side as well. He did a good job at King's Lynn last season and is a talented rider, so hopefully both him and Charles (Wright) can perform well for us next year.'
Lynn will announce the other five members of their seven-man line-up for the club's latest crack at top-flight glory at a meeting at the Arena on Tuesday.
The event, which is open to the public, starts at 7.30pm.