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Peter Kildemand signs for Workington Comets

PETER Kildemand has become the fifth rider to sign for Workington Comets next season.

Kildemand, nicknamed the Spider because of his riding style, impressed in his first season in British speedway last year and is returning to Derwent Park for next season.

This was despite interest from Newcastle, who made an illegal approach for Kildemand, but Comets owner Keith Denham said that the Dane is “100 per cent dedicated to Workington.”

Denham said: “I am delighted that Peter has wanted to come back to Workington for next year.

“He will definitely improve in 2011 because it was only his first season in Britain last year.

“He is 100 per cent dedicated to Workington and he is already looking forward to next season.”

Denham said Kildemand had been unsettled by Newcastle who had made an illegal approach for the Dane despite Workington having an order placed on him which meant he couldn’t move anywhere in the UK without his contract being sold.

Denham said: “I think Peter was just a bit naive as he didn’t fully understand all the rules associated with his contract and that he just couldn’t move clubs.

“There was no truth in the rumour that because Newcastle signed Derek Sneddon that there was no longer an option for him to go to Workington.

“The truth is he was never going to go anywhere in the UK without our consent because of the order we had put on him and after he talked with the Danish manager he fully understood what the situation was.”

Denham believes the young Dane, 21, will improve his average next season and keep entertaining the fans with his all action style.

He is also confident of naming the last two riders for the 2011 season by the end of next week and said everything was going to plan.

Have your say

Welcome back Peter and well done to Keith and Jacko for agreeing a deal to keep Peter at Derwent Park, we gave him his break this year and deserve to reap the benifits from him next season.

Posted by Paul on 15 December 2010 at 23:13

the fact is he asked to speak to another club..proves he isnt happy at workington, and had no choice but to sign

Posted by anon on 11 December 2010 at 11:47

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