Ipswich Witches unveil team for 2017 SGB Championship season
Last Updated: 30/11/16 12:28pm
Ipswich have announced their team for the 2017 SGB Championship season with three members of this year's side returning.
Skipper Danny King, Nico Covatti and Danyon Hume all have places back with the Witches, while Cameron Heeps returns after a year on loan at Rye House.
The Foxhall club have also signed Rory Schlein, who last rode for them at top-flight level in 2008, and former Plymouth captain Kyle Newman makes the move to the Suffolk venue.
Completing the line-up is 19-year-old Connor Mountain, who will make his full debut at Championship level after recovering from a broken back which curtailed his 2016 campaign with Mildenhall in the National League.
Newman says his move to Ipswich gives him the perfect opportunity to establish himself as one of the Championship's top men next year.
He said: "I'm delighted to link up with Ipswich next season. The side they have put together looks very capable of challenging for silverware next year and hopefully I can help them achieve this.
"I made no secret about how tough last season was. Plymouth had lots of problems and I'm glad to see that they have a future now. I struggled with injury in the early part of last season but by the end I felt I had hit my best form. I just hope I can carry this into next season.
"I feel like I've progressed at Elite League, or Premiership level, but I haven't always been happy with my Premier League form. It's time for me to kick on in the Championship. This is a massive season and I think Ipswich is the perfect fit for me."