Speedway: King's Lynn Stars sign Jordan Frampton

Jordan Frampton

King's Lynn Stars have signed former Swindon rider Jordan Frampton as cover for the injured Kozza Smith.

The 26-year-old, who will continue to ride for current club Rye House, arrives on a 4.63 average and will double up alongside David Howe.

Smith, 23, is expected to be sidelined until June after breaking his leg in the Australian Championship last month.

"David needs a double-up partner and clearly Kozza won't be fit," team boss Rob Lyon told BBC Radio Norfolk.

"We felt Jordan fitted the bill. He's an English guy which is refreshing to see and wants to have a crack in the Elite League.

"It's one to have a look at maybe with a view to a permanent deal next year."