Edinburgh Monarchs snap up Sedgemen for 2014

Edinburgh Monarchs signing Justin Sedgmen
Edinburgh Monarchs signing Justin Sedgmen
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Edinburgh Monarchs today snapped up Justin Sedgmen as their fourth signing for next season with the Aussie coming highly recommended.

Team manager Alex Harkess, said: “Justin didn’t ride in the UK last season because he couldn’t find a team place but he has been racing in Australia and doing very well there.

“He was very keen to resume his British career. He is owned by Swindon, but rode for Lakeside two seasons ago and everybody I have spoken too about him rates the lad very highly.

“Justin knows Max Fricke very well and it was Max’s dad Rodger who put a word in for him.

“He comes in to our side as a second string and if he lives up to his potential we will all be very satisfied. I’m hoping he will do a good job for the club.”

Sedgmen is delighted at bagging a place with the Capital outfit, and said: “I’m really happy at getting back into a good team for next season. I have worked pretty hard to get it and when Edinburgh came along I jumped at the opportunity. I want to knuckle down and get into it.

“I have been to Armadale three or four times and I really do like the track, firstly the shape, and it’s always well prepared. Edinburgh were one of the Premier League clubs I most wanted to join.”

Sedgmen, who quit Redcar Bears because of poor form to concentrate on a full-time career with Lakeside in the Elite League in 2012, is keen to make a big impression. “If I can ride as well as I know I can then I’m sure the Monarchs fans and management will be happy at the end of the season.

“With Craig (Cook) and Sam (Masters) already in the team, there should be a few of us fighting for the number one and five positions and I hope we can all work together as a unit.”