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KING QUITS BRUMMIES

Birmingham’s miserable winter has taken another ugly turn after Brummies skipper Danny King handed in a transfer request.

19 / 11 / 2013, 12:31

Birmingham’s miserable winter has taken another ugly turn after Brummies skipper Danny King handed in a transfer request.

The Team Great Britain international follows Chris Harris, Jason Doyle and team manager Phil Morris out of the Perry Barr exit, despite the club reaching the Elite League play-off final and topping the table.

King is known to have a good working relationship with co-promoter Graham Drury and Morris, but he admits issues with the management team, which also features owners Alan Phillips and Chris Luty and commercial manager Joe McLaughlin, left a bitter taste in his mouth.

I had one of my best seasons on track in 2013 but one of the worst behind the scenes and I am not prepared to do this again in 2014.

Danny King

He told the Birmingham Mail: “I am bitterly disappointed that Phil Morris has decided to leave the club, but for similar reasons I am putting in a written transfer request.

“I have enjoyed working with Phil and I believe he is one of the best team managers out there. Wherever he goes in 2014, I am sure he will bring success.

“I am very disappointed I won’t be working with Graham again next season but he fully understands the reasons and supports me in my decision.

“I had one of my best seasons on track in 2013 but one of the worst behind the scenes and I am not prepared to do this again in 2014 – that is the reason for my decision.

“I hope in the future I will get a chance to ride for Birmingham again as the fans are some of the best out there and the support they give home and away is fantastic.

“I want to take this opportunity to thank Birmingham speedway for the last three seasons and I hope I will get a chance to work with Graham and Phil again in the future.”

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