SWINDON Robins Adam Ellis has been spared the bizarre situation of riding for both team's in the SGB Premiership play-off final after the sport's bossess made a u-turn today.

The Swindon rider had been set to guest for Lynn at Poole tonight before representing Pirates in Norfolk on Wednesday.

However, he will now ride for the Stars across both legs with Swindon's Nick Morris, who had been due to ride for Pirates at Wimborne Road, now booked for the second leg as well.

Ellis had been drafted in by the Stars after Niels-Kristian Iversen suffered a crash in a benefit meeting for Tomasz Gollob at Polish track Bydgoszcz yesterday.

The changes have been approved by the Speedway Control Bureau and the British Speedway Promoters’ Association’s management committee, who acted after supporters' discontent over the situation.

British Speedway vice-chairman Rob Godfrey said: “There was a serious risk of damaging the credibility of our sport because of guest riders switching clubs after the first leg.

“We agreed this could not be allowed to happen at a time when the sport is enjoying such a high profile with a British world champion crowned at the weekend.

“A slight amendment has been made to the regulations to allow for these line-ups and I think everybody agrees it is in the best interests of the sport.

“We now wish both Poole and King’s Lynn all the very best for what should be a really entertaining final for the fans present at each venue and those watching the superb coverage on BT Sport.”

Ellis, 22, had been chosen by Poole Pirates chief Matt Ford to guest in place of the injured Brady Kurtz – who crashed out of Pirates’ semi-final tie against Somerset Rebels – in the second leg of the grand final at the Adrian Flux Arena, King’s Lynn, on Wednesday.