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Edward Kennett insists there will be plenty of “friendly competition” for the Rye House No.1 spot in 2017 after being confirmed as captain.

18 / 11 / 2016, 10:17

British star Edward Kennett insists there will be plenty of “friendly competition” for the Rye House No.1 spot in 2017 after being confirmed as captain for their first Premiership season.

The Great Britain international joins forces with Scott Nicholls, Chris Harris, Dave Watt and Stuart Robson to form a strong top five.

Kennett started his racing career at Hoddesdon in 2001 and has raced seven seasons at the club in three separate spells.

I’m really looking forward to Rye House moving up to the Premiership, and I have to say I think we’re putting a fantastic team together.

Edward Kennett

He’s delighted with the side being assembled by the Rockets and can’t wait to follow them into the top flight after a strong Premier League season.

He told the club’s official website: “This year was one of my best seasons, and definitely one of my most consistent. The fact that I finished on top of the Premier League averages proves how consistent it was.

“I’m really looking forward to Rye House moving up to the Premiership, and I have to say I think we’re putting a fantastic team together. Having Scott (Nicholls) and Chris (Harris) in the side is such a big plus.

“I talked to Scott at the end of last season, and did my bit to attract him here to Rye. He is a class act.

“I’ve known Davey (Watt) for years. He seems totally re-focused and I think he is going to be another key man for us next year.

“Robbo (Stuart Robson) had a brilliant 2016, and he fully deserved the Mr Rocket Rider of the Year award. As everyone knows, he is such a great trier, and he’s also a firm friend.

“It’s the same with Chris (Harris). He and I go back a long way (to 2009) to when we first rode together at Coventry and it is fantastic to get him into Rye House.

“We may not have an out and out No.1, but there’s going to be a lot of friendly competition for that spot, and I want to hold on to it. Being captain as well is personally fantastic. I am really looking forward to the new season. It can’t start soon enough.”        

 

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