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Rory Schlein leaves Coventry Bees

By Steve Carpenter 29/02 Updated: 02/03 11:05

RORY Schlein has left Coventry Bees and joined fellow Elite League outfit Belle Vue.

The Australian star has a successful loan spell at the Aces last year and has agreed to return to Manchester for the forthcoming season when he will take over the captaincy.

"It was great to hear it had all gone through without a problem," said Schlein.

"It was the moved I’d wanted since halfway through last season, even though I’d had a good relationship at Coventry with people like (stadium owner) Mr Sandhu and Colin Pratt."

Schlein joined the club in a big-money transfer from Premier League side Edinburgh in 2005, and won several major honours at

Brandon.

He was a member of arguably the greatest-ever team in Coventry’s history - the 2007 treble-winners - but in recent years he has had loan spells with Ipswich and Peterborough as well Belle Vue last season.

Co-promoter Mick Horton added: "Both ourselves and Belle Vue are satisfied with the undisclosed fee we’ve agreed, and we feel it’s in all of our best interests and those of the rider."

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