Wolverhampton sign Lukasz Sowka

Chris van Straaten
Chris van Straaten expects to have Freddie Lindgren signed next month

Wolverhampton have named the fourth rider for their 2012 Elite League line-up - Polish youngster Lukasz Sowka.

The 18-year old impressed Monmore Green bosses with his performance in the end-of-season Olympique meeting.

"First impressions on track play a big part in what we do team-wise," noted Wolves promoter Chris van Straaten.

"He attacked the track, he looked confident, and his equipment is second to none. His management team have also been a pleasure to deal with."

Sowka also comes on the recommendation of Wolves legend Adam Skornicki, who signed off his Elite League career at the end of the 2010 season.

"Lukasz fits the image of what we're trying to create," Van Straaten noted. "I think he will perform on the Elite League stage and I would hope we can build a team which would put him at reserve."

The Pole becomes the fourth rider to confirm for 2012, following former skipper Tai Woffinden, the returning Nicolai Klindt and Australian Ty Proctor.

Wolves also expect long-serving number one Freddie Lindgren to sign a new contract next month.