New Edinburgh Monarchs signing Richie Worrall today said he always enjoys riding at Armadale and feels he will fit right in with his team-mates as he strives to help the Capital side reach the end-of-season play-offs.
Worrall, who was snapped up from Glasgow Tigers after they axed him in favour of former Monarchs favourite Craig Cook, revealed he had wanted to join Monarchs for a while but said: “I’ve had talks about becoming a Monarchs rider over the last couple of years. But unfortunately nothing ever came of it.
“So it’s nice to have completed a deal at long last.”
Worrall, who will become Monarchs’ third heat leader, believes he will score good points for Monarchs and give the top end of the team a much-needed scoring boost.
The Englishman said: “I have always enjoyed riding at Armadale and I think I need to be on a track I enjoy. This season so far, has not been the best for me. I don’t know why.
“I didn’t enjoy riding the track at Glasgow. I think maybe the team changes they made through there didn’t suit me.
“That’s why I wanted to go to a track like Edinburgh which I like. And hopefully I can score plenty of points for them as well as getting my confidence back.”
Worrall, however, does sympathise with axed Monarchs riders Mark Riss and Max Ruml, who were given the bad news after Friday’s home win against Ipswich Witches, and says he knows how they must be feeling.
He explained: “It is never a nice thing taking guys’ jobs, and I do feel for Max and Mark.
“And it has happened to me in the past. It’s not nice.
“But speedway is a numbers game, and I hope the boys get fixed up with another club somewhere.”
Worrall will have to wait a fortnight before making his home Monarchs debut against Redcar Bears.
He added: “It’s not always about the money. Obviously, I get on my bike to make a living but it’s silverware you want to be winning.
“The biggest thing to me is winning. I don’t like losing. We all want to be winners on these bikes.”