By Steve Carpenter 14/06 Updated: 20/06 15:12
ADAM Roynon is hoping to make up for lost time and steer Coventry Beers into the Elite League play-offs.
The 23-year-old joined the Colin Pratt's side as a youngster back in 2005 but has struggled to cement a permanent place as a regular rider at Brandon.
Roynon, who is one of only two riders in the sport who competes regularly in all three leagues – Elite, National and Premier, was handed a dream debut with the Bees at the beginning of the current campaign.
And after series of impressive performances he admits he is relishing every meeting at the top level of British speedway.
"It's been a long time coming really," Roynon told The Observer.
"I've been at Coventry for a number of years now so I'm pleased that I can finally make up for lost time and hit the ground running.
"There is a massive difference riding in the Elite League. When you make a mistake in the National League you can usually make up for it later on in the race, but in the Elite League one mistake will get punished.
"It's been a good start to the season for me on a personal note. I'm getting lots of races in a short space of time in three different leagues so it's been good."
Roynon's career in the sport took a turn for the worse in 2009 when he suffered life-threatening head & neck injuries following a crash in a practice at King’s Lynn just before the 2009 season.
His survival chances were slim but he somehow recovered and amazed everyone with his recovery in 2010.
The Bees currently sit ninth in the league standings and Roynon is hoping to continue his good form and help push his team higher, starting with a home meeting with Kings Lynn on Friday (tomorrow).
He added: "It's quite a false position really at the minute and I think come the end of July/early August that's when we will start taking notice of our league position and push on from there.
"On paper we were tipped to finish in the top four at the beginning of the season and I just put our league position down to a lack of meetings.
"The home and away wins against Lakeside have given us confidence and now we need to make sure we get a result against Kings Lynn on Friday.
"I've been fortunate to have a lot of meetings this year. I've been pleased with my form so far this season and I'm hoping I can continue this form late into the season when it really matters."
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