Poole Pirates promoter Matt Ford excited with Euro challenge

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Poole Pirates promoter Matt Ford is eagerly anticipating his team's European campaign next year.

Last season's Elite League champions have been drawn to face Swedish side Piraterna and Danish team Holstebro in the European Championship league.

Ford told BBC Radio Solent: "It's great for the club and great for the town. Hopefully us and Eastbourne can do the country proud.

"We know a bit about the teams we'll be facing and they are both very strong."

He continued: "It'll be good to have those great riders at our club. We know it'll be tough to beat these guys but it'll be great for our supporters.

"It would be incredible to add a European title to our trophy cabinet."

The Pirates are yet to complete their line-up for next year but Ford is confident of having his team finalised around the turn of the year.

"I'd like to think they'll be sorted just after Christmas, there's just a few things to iron out with one of the riders.

"I'm not perturbed by it, we're still talking to one or two people," he concluded.

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