SWINDON Robins legend Leigh Adams has branded Jordan Stewart’s move to Blunsdon an excellent opportunity that he should grasp with both hands.

The 21-year-old Mildura-based Australian was this morning confirmed as Alun Rossiter’s sixth winter signing ahead of the 2020 season where the Robins’ bid to defend the SGB Premiership and Supporters’ Cup crowns they spectacularly won in October and September, respectively.

A good friend of Adams’ son, Declyn, Stewart signs at the Abbey Stadium on the back of two years of full-time racing in the UK.

Last season, he represented Redcar Bears at Championship level where he totalled 137 points from 97 rides.

And after taking advice from Adams in addition to Swindon-raised three-time world champion Jason Crump and ex-Robin Cory Gathercole, Stewart insists he is now ready to tackle England’s top tier.

Speaking from Down Under, Stewart told the Adver: “Joining Swindon is a big thing for me. I want to take that next step.

“I’ve only heard positive news about the club – the track, the management and fans. I can’t dream of anything better.

“I’m close with Jason Doyle and Troy Batchelor. Us Aussies always keep close because we are the other side of the world doing the same thing.

“I told Leigh Adams a week ago that I was going to Swindon. He said that’s the best thing I could do.

“He told me they’re a loyal club and that they’ll stick by you.”

Stewart first had contact with Robins chief Rossiter in 2015 when he came over as a hungry teenager wanting success on British shale.

The Swindon boss re-established contact with the youngster earlier in November, and a one-year deal was quickly agreed by both parties.

Having lived in England for two summers, Stewart sees no reason why he would struggle to acclimatise in the sport’s top league.

He added: “It was hard when I first moved over to England.

“It took me three or four months to get going. I had new tracks to learn on engines that weren’t working. Everything was completely new.

“Once I got settled in, I improved – and I believe that happened last season too. I know what has to be done now.

“Training has already started. I know I’ll be ready 110 per cent – physically, mentally, the lot.”