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Morris hands in a transfer request at Swindon Robins

Swindon Advertiser: Nick Morris Nick Morris

NICK Morris has handed in a transfer request as he bids to force a move away from Swindon Robins in order to further his career.

The Australian has now submitted the request to both the club and the BSPA as he looks to leave Blunsdon after two impressive seasons, with his surprise exit from Premier League club Somerset before Christmas the catalyst for his decision.

Morris was happy doubling up with the Robins and the Rebels before Somerset axed him from the side to accommodate Brady Kurtz and there is no rift or falling out between the teenager and bosses at Blunsdon.

The 19-year-old now has limited options in the Premier League due to the fact the majority of team places are already filled, while the Robins’ Thursday race night limits his options further.

Sources close to the rider have told the Advertiser the youngster believes it is vital he rides in both the Elite and Premier Leagues from the start of the season as he looks to push on in the sport, with a year-long loan move away from Swindon his preference before returning to the Robins side next season.

The matter is now in the hands of the sport’s governing body who will make a ruling on whether the rider should be allowed to leave Wiltshire.

The Robins released a strongly worded statement yesterday addressing an alleged move by Sheffield to sign Morris.

Rossiter told the Advertiser yesterday afternoon that Morris’s rumoured Elite League suitors, Leicester, have distanced themselves from the rider after the Robins made it clear he was in their plans.

Swindon have invested heavily in Morris over the last year having made him a permanent club asset and also supplying him with equipment, meaning any buying club would need to stump up a significant transfer fee for the teenager if they wished to acquire his services.

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12:40pm Wed 8 Jan 14

mikeinwanborough says...

Given how we treated Peterborough over Hans and Troy in recent years, we won't get a lot of sympathy, but you have to question the value of contracts, when they are dismissed so readily (sometimes by both sides).

Maybe we should decline his request, keep him in the side, and use rider replacement and guests all season, as that seemed to work for Poole and Wolves last year (albeit for injured riders).
Given how we treated Peterborough over Hans and Troy in recent years, we won't get a lot of sympathy, but you have to question the value of contracts, when they are dismissed so readily (sometimes by both sides). Maybe we should decline his request, keep him in the side, and use rider replacement and guests all season, as that seemed to work for Poole and Wolves last year (albeit for injured riders). mikeinwanborough
  • Score: 8

6:47pm Wed 8 Jan 14

gruntfuttocks says...

bye then Nick. mind the door doesn't hit you too hard on your way out
bye then Nick. mind the door doesn't hit you too hard on your way out gruntfuttocks
  • Score: 0

7:18pm Wed 8 Jan 14

Di kanny oh says...

Hold it a minute Doyle and Birks seems to have been treated shabbily by Roscoe so may be this is some sort of contradiction here. Nick was dumped by Somerset and had planned to ride both leagues so I can understand his change of view which is exactly what Roscoe did to Ashley Birks so it works both ways. I still say Roscoe messed up picking Batch over Doyle and Doyle was well upset about being dumped again and I say why sign the guy. I suppose the only good to come from this is we can now get a 6 point rider in??? Patrick Dudek may be. If Swindon tell Leicester or Sheffield they have to buy Morris then what short memories we have when we refused to buy Batch or Hans last season from Peterborough. If I were Morris I would be thinking of myself also as it is he who earns his own wages and he is being asked to take a pay cut riding for just Swindon hey gruntfuttocks????
Hold it a minute Doyle and Birks seems to have been treated shabbily by Roscoe so may be this is some sort of contradiction here. Nick was dumped by Somerset and had planned to ride both leagues so I can understand his change of view which is exactly what Roscoe did to Ashley Birks so it works both ways. I still say Roscoe messed up picking Batch over Doyle and Doyle was well upset about being dumped again and I say why sign the guy. I suppose the only good to come from this is we can now get a 6 point rider in??? Patrick Dudek may be. If Swindon tell Leicester or Sheffield they have to buy Morris then what short memories we have when we refused to buy Batch or Hans last season from Peterborough. If I were Morris I would be thinking of myself also as it is he who earns his own wages and he is being asked to take a pay cut riding for just Swindon hey gruntfuttocks???? Di kanny oh
  • Score: -1

10:24am Thu 9 Jan 14

KeyboardWarri0r says...

Karma, the way Birks, Stead and Doyle were treated has come back to bite. Can't blame Nick he's got to look out for no. 1 this is his job, we wouldnt think twice about moving companies to further our career.
Karma, the way Birks, Stead and Doyle were treated has come back to bite. Can't blame Nick he's got to look out for no. 1 this is his job, we wouldnt think twice about moving companies to further our career. KeyboardWarri0r
  • Score: 5

11:59am Sat 11 Jan 14

Rovin Robin says...

Adam Skorniki may be worth a look if the points fit etc.. great rider
Adam Skorniki may be worth a look if the points fit etc.. great rider Rovin Robin
  • Score: -2

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