Speedway: Gareth Isherwood drafted in by Mildenhall Fen Tigers
Mildenhall Fen Tigers have signed Gareth Isherwood after two riders suffered fractures in less than a week.
Aaron Baseby broke his ankle in a crash last weekend, only days after joining the club as a replacement for teenager Josh Bates (broken arm).
Isherwood, 23, will make his debut in Saturday's Knockout Cup semi-final second leg against former club Stoke.
However, it will be his first ride this year after injuring his back in a fall in a meeting against Mildenhall.
"The main thing is Gareth is keen to race and be part of a team," co-promoter Michael Lee told the Tigers website.
Isherwood has been booked for three meetings, by which time the Tigers will have a better idea of when Bates will be fit to ride again.
"Gareth knows that and has told me that he is determined to prove his worth. I can't ask for anymore than that," said Lee.
Meanwhile, the team's number one Cameron Heeps, who also rides for Ipswich Witches, is to see a specialist next Monday to check on how the fractured scaphoid bone in his wrist is healing.
"I am confident that Cam and Josh will be ready for the play-offs which is great news and means we will be at full strength," Lee added.