ALUN Rossiter believes Dawid Lampart will return to Swindon Robins as a vastly-improved rider after making the Pole his fifth signing ahead of the 2019 season.

Lampart was previously on the Robins roster back in 2012 and helped them win the Elite League title that season.

Although he recorded scores of 3+1 and 0 across the two Grand Final meetings against Poole Pirates, he still finished the campaign with a respectable greensheet average of 4.52 riding as a 21-year-old throughout most of the year.

Now 28 and a wealth of experience riding in his homeland under his belt, Rossiter feels the time is now right to bring Lampart back to the Abbey Stadium as they go in search of SGB Premiership glory.

“I know some people will look back at 2012 and think it’s not a very inspiring signing, but he has come a long way since then. He is older and wiser and he has definitely got better,” said Rossiter.

“His scores in Poland have been very improving and he has been raising his game for a little while now. He was beating a lot of top riders in Poland last season and had a very good year.

“We thought about bringing him back in last year to replace David Bellego when he was out injured, but we ended up not going down that route.

“We were looking for someone who we feel can improve through the season and he is someone who can do that.

“I think people are going to see an all round different Dawid Lampart to what they saw in 2012.”

Lampart’s arrival makes it two Polish riders in the Swindon side next year, with Tobiasz Musielak staying on at the Abbey for a third season in a row.

Rossiter has heaped praise on the professionalism of both men and does not buy into suggestions over the level of commitment of Polish riders.

“You see certain comments about Polish riders, but as we have said time and time again, we have never had any problems with Tobiasz and we never had any problems with Dawid back in 2012,” said Rossiter.

“I think the theory that Polish riders can cause a few problems is a thing of the past. They have both shown they are committed to us and to the league.”

Lampart could well ride alongside Musielak next season in the number four slot, although the prospect of providing support to number one Jason Doyle is also an option.

Rossiter said: “I am not sure what we are going to do yet. We will have a chat about it when we all get together.

“Dawid could either rider at two alongside Jason or I could pair him up with Tobiasz – Adam Ellis has no issues riding at two either.

“There are a few options, so I think it’s a good signing.”