Leicester Lions sign Henning Bager to replace Sweetman

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Leicester have signed ex-Peterborough man Henning Bager as Richard Sweetman is taking a break from the sport.

Bager will take over as number one rider and will make his debut in Saturday's home fixture with Edinburgh.

Promoter David Hemsley said: "After the meeting at Sheffield Richard informed me he wanted a break for a while.

"I had to act quickly and when I heard that Henning was thinking about returning to race in this country I was immediately interested."

Hemsley added: "Throughout his career he has been a consistent scorer wherever he has ridden, and I feel that his presence will potentially improve the team."

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