Leicester Lions bring in ex-Plymouth rider Kyle Hughes

Leicester have signed former Plymouth rider Kyle Hughes as a replacement for the injured Simon Nielsen.

Nielsen has been sidelined with a broken hand.

Hughes, who impressed when he rode against the Lions at Beaumont Park last season, will make his debut in Sunday's home challenge fixture with Scunthorpe.

"I want to thank Leicester. I tried getting into Leicester in the winter as I liked the track and everything about the club," Hughes said.

"I had a very hard year last year both at speedway and at home and was at a very low part in my life at times due to injury but I've seriously changed my outlook on everything."