In-demand Monarch Clegg will take it to the Max

Edinburgh Monarchs rider Max Clegg. Pic: Ron MacNeill
Edinburgh Monarchs rider Max Clegg. Pic: Ron MacNeill
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Edinburgh Monarchs’ teenage reserve rider Max Clegg says 2016 will be his biggest speedway season to date.

The 18-year-old will be chasing championship glory on three fronts, having recently signed for Wolverhampton Wolves in the Elite League. Clegg also hopes to help Cradley Heathens recover their league crown which they surrendered to Birmingham Brummies while, of course, his main priority is to assist Monarchs in their bid to win the Premier League title for the third time in succession.

Clegg admitted he was surprised when Monarchs handed him a contract last season, but he repaid the Capital side’s faith, turning in some impressive performances at Armadale and pulling off some of the best overtakes of their campaign.

He said: “Being back at Monarchs next season was high on my agenda and I was glad to get everything sorted out quickly last month. It’s a great club to ride for and the supporters were so good to me. I know I need to gain more experience on some of the away tracks. If I can do that, I’m sure I’ll be able to increase my average again.

“If we could win the Premier League for a third time it would be fantastic. It’s going to be a challenging year for us after Craig Cook and Justin Sedgmen left, but we are all up for it again.”