A PARTICULAR French theme in Swindon sport has been established this week, after David Bellego’s Abbey Stadium return was confirmed by the club this afternoon.

Less than 24 hours after Swindon Town confirmed the arrival of French defender Mathieu Baudry, Robins boss Alun Rossiter received confirmation from the British Speedway Promoters' Association that 26-year-old Bellego’s return to Wiltshire had been approved.

The Marmande-born slider arrives in unfortunate circumstances, following Tobiasz Musielak’s horrific crash in Lodz on Sunday while racing in the Polish League.

Musielak – who last year won the Adver’s Robins Rider of the Year award – is likely to miss the remainder of the season after rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament.

Consequently, Bellego has been snapped up by Rossiter to replace the Polish favourite – eight months after the Adver revealed that he would not be a part of the Robins roster this season due to his unfavourable average.

Bellego will mark his Swindon return in tomorrow's Premiership clash at the East of England Showground against Peterborough Panthers.

Should Monday night’s heroics against Belle Vue Aces at home be repeated, Swindon will leapfrog tomorrow night's opponents and move into the play-off frame with meetings in hand.

Rossiter said: “David (Bellego) gets on well with the whole team, and he will slot back in nicely.

“When David moved to Ipswich, it was hoped he would do well at home and crack it on the road.

“He wasn’t doing that bad, he was scoring points away. But at small tracks like Wolverhampton and Ipswich he was scoring five or six points – and they wanted more.

“He gets on well with the whole team, and he will slot back in nicely.”

Bellego’s re-signing has prompted Rossiter to adopt a ruthless approach to his septet, with the 53-year-old underlining that he will do everything it takes to bring home the SGB Premiership trophy.

This season, Swindon have ended just two of their 12 meetings - away defeats to Belle Vue and Poole - in all competitions empty handed.

Unable to identify any major issues in his current squad, Rossiter didn’t rule out additional team changes later on this season should performance levels start to slip.

He added: “Everyone is riding for their places.

“We’ve got the potential to win the league this year, and I am going to be brutal this year. I want to win that league.

“I’ve got to do what I can to bring home that trophy. It’s as simple as that.”

Meanwhile, Paul Starke’s Abbey Stadium future remains in the air following two fair performances against Poole and Belle Vue.

Starke has scored 3+1 in both of his guest appearances for the Robins – scores that are yet to convince Rossiter that the Hereford-born rider is ready for a full-time top tier role.

Rossiter added: “I’m hoping Paul (Starke) can pull through, I think he is still struggling a bit with machinery.

“But, after Monday’s home win, everyone should be high on confidence.

“Ellis Perks deserved more points, he raced his heart out and did very well. He wasn’t lounging around at the back, he battled really hard – and full credit to him.”