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Ed kennet leaves Coventry Bees for Swindon

By Steve Carpenter Wednesday 12 December 2012 Updated: 17/12 17:01

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GREAT Britain international Ed Kennett will not ride for Bees next season after joining Elite League champions Swindon.

The controversial rider has left Brandon to join up with former boss Alun Rossiter.

He joins Swindon with a modest average of 6.25 but Rossiter, who left Bees last summer, said he could improve as Swindon look to defend their league title in 2013.

"Eddie is a fine rider and I rate him very highly," said Rossiter.

"I feel I can get the best out of him, we have a good relationship and I fully enjoyed working with him at Coventry."

Kennett received criticism from all corners of the speedway world last year after being handed a six-month ban by the Speedway Control Board for using an illegal silencer during an Elite League meeting at Lakeside in August 2011.

The 27-year-old claimed a member of his pit crew had tampered with it.

He had performed consistently for the Bees before his ban and at the time praised the impact Rossiter had on his career before leaving for Swindon.

"Alun (Rossiter) was a good friend of mine and I still keep in contact with him," Kennett told the Observer.

"He helped me a lot last year when he was working with me and I just wish him all the best at Swindon. I hope he enjoys himself back there again."

Kennett follows fan's favourite Chris Harris out of the Brandon exit door as owner Mick Horton continues his re-shuffle at the club following a disappointing campaign. Turn inside for more on the return of Krzysztof Kasprzak.

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