Speedway: Swindon Robins re-sign Simon Stead for 2012

Simon Stead
GB rider Stead suffered a serious rib injury in June last season

Swindon Robins have re-signed Simon Stead for the 2012 season.

Stead, 29, joins recent signings Hans Andersen, Troy Batchelor and Peter Kildemand in the Blunsdon-based side.

Swindon boss Alun Rossiter said: "Simon was told we couldn't guarantee him a place in the team a fortnight ago and to be fair to the lad he was gutted.

"[But] our team building took an unexpected but pleasant twist when Troy became available and this allowed us to bring Simon back into the equation."

Rossiter added: "Having been away from the club for the past two seasons I was unaware of just how popular Steady is with the Robins supporters and I'm sure they're pleased to see him back.

"His 2011 season was ravaged by injury. He never really made a proper recovery from the rib problem he had and we will see the real Simon Stead next season."

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