Coventry Bees sign rising Danish star Peter Kildemand

Peter Kildeman
Kildemand was in Denmark's Under-21 World Cup winning team

Rising Danish star Peter Kildemand has joined the Coventry Bees Elite League speedway squad.

The 21-year-old replaces Richard Sweetman and is set to make his debut in Monday's Brandon showdown with high-flying Eastbourne.

Kildemand, who is enjoying a successful second season with Premier League Workington, jumped at the chance of gaining Elite League experience.

Sweetman stands down after a poor run of scores this season.

Coventry team manager Alun Rossiter said: "It was obvious that this was the area of the team we had to look at, especially after recent results.

"We've been keeping an eye on several riders and Peter is one who has really impressed us so far this season, and having spoken to Keith Denham at Workington and to Peter, he was really keen to come here.

"I had a long talk with Richard, and he was very honest about the situation. I do have a lot of belief in him but things just haven't been happening for him this year so we had to make a change.

"It's unfortunate for him, but speedway is a business and I do thank him for his honesty. Hopefully we will see him back at some stage in the future."