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   Danny Phillips, 21 year old speedway rider from Middlesbrough, has joined Scunthorpe for their 2018 SGB Championship campaign.  Phillips joins the Lincolnshire club on loan from parent club Newcastle and will hopefully provide the Scorpions with a high scoring sting in their tail.

   ‘I'm really happy to be back racing in the Championship’ he said ‘as I was having my best season in that league before I got  injured.  I was a bit worried that I wouldn't get another chance, so I would like to thank Scunthorpe promoter Rob Godfrey for giving me the opportunity to prove to everyone that I can continue my good form from last year.’

   One of this country’s up and coming young racers, Phillips’ career nearly came to a premature end in May 2017 when he suffered spinal fractures and a broken femur while racing at Mildenhall.  However, he defied the odds to make a complete recovery and is now ready to restart his racing career in style.

   ‘My fitness was a concern, but not anymore as I have been training really hard and am feeling really good.  I'm hoping to be even fitter when the season gets underway.  Preparations are going to plan, everything is ready and I am just trying to get out on my bikes as much as I can.  The weather hasn’t been kind, but I was on the Isle of Wight for three days training which was good, and I've also managed to get some practice in at Leicester.’

   ‘I know I will start at reserve in the Scunthorpe side, but my goals are to improve my average and move up into the main body of the team.  I have invested in some new equipment, so I am confident that I can do my job for the club.’

   Phillips will also be racing for Coventry in the National League, and will use the experience to sharpen up his reflexes for the step up into the higher, more competitive, SGB Championship League.

   ‘Riding in the National League for Coventry will be a big help, as it will give me more time on the bike which is a big bonus.  When you are winning races your confidence is high and that helps a lot.’

   ‘I would like to thank all my sponsors old and new for their continued support.  It would be a lot harder for me without them, and I hope that they will be pleased with my results.’

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