Leicester Lions sign Simon Lambert

Stoke Potters rider Simon Lambert
Lambert impressed riding for Sheffield last season

Leicester Lions are one rider away from finalising their team for next season following the signing of Simon Lambert.

Stoke's Lambert also rode for Sheffield in the Premier League last season and becomes one of the final additions to a much-changed Lions line-up for 2012.

Manager Jason Attwood said: "Simon will come into the team as a second string and his approach is that he's not coming just to make up the numbers.

"I'm delighted to have an up-and-coming English rider in the team for 2012."

Attwood added: "I was impressed by him at Sheffield last season and how he improved his average by over two points."

Lions last week signed Danish youngster Lasse Bjerre and announced the return of skipper Kauko Nieminen.