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Poole Pirates sign Ben Hopwood as reserve rider

By DavidBol  |  Posted: May 10, 2014

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Ben Hopwood has joined Poole Pirates on a short-term deal to fill the Elite league champions’ number seven spot.

The 23-year-old represented the Pirates as a guest rider during Wednesday’s win against Belle Vue Aces.

“Ben has agreed a month long contract with us and if he holds his own then we will look to extend it” explained Poole promoter Matt Ford.

“Ben is aware that we are in a points driven sport and whilst we don’t expect him to rack up match winning scores, the contributions from reserves are crucial to a team’s success.

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“Provided he can perform well against his peers in fast track scheme then he will have done his job and we can’t expect any more.”

Poole had originally tries to secure the services of Benji Compton, but he suffered a broken scaphoid while riding for Swindon.

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