Bandits sign Anders Mellgren

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In a bid to boost their ailing season, Berwick have signed Anders Mellgren from Sweden.

Mellgren, who previously raced with Rye House, joins the Bandits as a replacement for fellow countryman Alex Edberg, who has returned home.

Mellgren will make his debut this weekend against Edinburgh on Friday, and also in the home and away fixtures against Workington.

He will ride at number two, enabling Fernando Garcia to drop down to reserve.

Promoter John Anderson said: “We need to try and win some meetings between now and the end of the season - and put a smile back on the faces of the supporters,.”

Meanwhile, another Swede, Mathias Thomblom has also returned home after aggravating injuries in a fall at Scunthorpe last Friday.

Berwick will utilise the guest replacement rule whilst rider replacement will continue for the injured Claus Vissing.