POLISH international Tobiasz Musielak has revealed he would welcome a return to the Abbey Stadium next season, after scooping this year’s Swindon Advertiser Swindon Robins Rider of the Year award.

Musielak, 25, received 51 per cent of the vote as supporters of the Robins chose their favourite rider from Swindon’s 2018 SGB Premiership campaign.

The Leszno-born racer won 39 of his 115 heats in Swindon kevlars this season (33 per cent) and recorded an end-of-season average of 7.10 – a figure which will no doubt be inviting to Robins team manager Alun Rossiter when he looks towards 2019.

Despite the club’s on-track problems, which saw them fail to reach the play-offs in the defence of the Premiership title they won last season, Musielak is keen to ‘right the wrongs’ at the Abbey next year.

He told the Advertiser: “I would love to be back at Swindon next season, although we will have to see what the head of the club has to say.

“I am not here to judge my own performances, people can do that for me.

“However, I can’t be satisfied if we couldn’t perform as a team. We have to remain calm and hope to achieve more next season.”

The Robins started this year’s campaign in fine style with wins away at Leicester Lions and eventual champions Poole Pirates.

An injury which ruled Mitchell Davey out for the rest of the season at the start of May signalled a turn in their fortunes, though.

Home losses against Somerset Rebels and Belle Vue Aces ensured Rossiter’s troops finished the campaign nine points short of the top four.

Musielak, though, was privileged to scoop the Advertiser’s individual award as he added words of thanks to his loyal fans.

He said: “Last season I won ‘gater of the year’ – and I appreciate this award just as much.

“It’s awesome to have the Swindon Advertiser Robins Rider of the Year award in my pocket, I’m very privileged to have received the most votes and I’d like to thank everyone that took time out to vote for me.

“This season was a hard one for the Robins as a team.

“We started very well this season with wins at home and two big away results at Poole and Leicester.

“But Mitchell (Davey) suffered a huge injury and Zach (Wajtknecht) had a couple of spills too – that team couldn’t get the wins that we managed to earlier in the season.

“That’s speedway, though, and it’s very hard to defend titles.

"But there is always next year, where we hope to be back on top.”

Fans that voted in the competition were automatically entered into a prize draw to win a VIP speedway experience at the Abbey Stadium for two people next year.

Shirley Miles of Hook Norton was drawn as the competition’s winner.