Belle Vue Aces re-sign Dane Charlie Gjedde

Charlie Gjedde
Gjedde will continue to combine riding for Belle Vue with Newport

Belle Vue Aces have re-signed Danish international Charlie Gjedde for the upcoming 2012 season.

It will be the 32-year-old's fourth season at Kirksmanshulme Lane, after initially joining in 2008.

Team boss Jim Lynch told the club websiteexternal-link: "I felt there was never any great doubt that he would be back.

"There was an issue over whether he would be allowed to continue doubling up with Newport, but he was cleared to do so by the Promoters' Association."

Last season Gjedde admitted he had thought about retiring after 18 months out of the sport with a combination of shoulder and knee injuries.

The former Danish U21-champion had injured himself in a pre-season collision, but made a successful return last year as the club reached the Elite League Knockout Cup final.

The Aces have already signed Linus Eklof, Josh Grajczonek, Patrick Hougaard and Rory Schlein for the upcoming season and it leaves them to find one more full signing with a four-point average.