Swindon Robins bring in Hans Andersen as number one

Hans Andersen (front)
Andersen (front) also had a spell at Belle Vue Aces

Swindon Robins have signed up Grand Prix star Hans Andersen as their number one rider for the 2012 season.

The Denmark captain started last term at Coventry Bees before returning to parent club Peterborough, but struggled with a series of injuries.

"It's no secret that Peterborough was my first choice for the coming season but they didn't want to use me," he told BBC Wiltshire.

"I still think I've got a lot to show and a lot to give."

Andersen continued: "I'm coming back injury free and with a clear head. Swindon is a good opportunity for me."

The Dane becomes returning team manager Alun Rossiter's second acquisition for next season, following the arrival of Peter Kildemand.

And Andersen is keen to prove himself on his return from injury and help the Robins improve their form, after they finished bottom of the Elite League last term.

"When I get back from holiday I'm going to put a big effort into my physical fitness because it's not where it's supposed to be at the moment," he added. "But I've got no injuries and I'm very keen to come back and ride well.

"It's important to ride in winning teams as it makes life easy as it's more enjoyable. But it's important for the Swindon fans as the last couple of years haven't been good for them. I think there's a lot of good things to come for them this year."