FANS’ favourite Tobiasz Musielak informed chairman Terry Russell that he is only a phone call away should Swindon Robins require his help in future seasons.

The likeable Polish talent thanked Russell and the club’s supporters for his two-and-a-half-year Robins stint in a classy parting text as he heads for pastures new with former Ekstraliga giants Torun.

Musielak’s decision to join recently relegated Torun – who surprisingly finished bottom of the Ekstraliga last season – made manager Alun Rossiter’s winter work that little bit easier.

Promoters’ decision to freeze the Premiership’s points limit meant Rossiter was forced to depart with at least two of his title winning riders – and Musielak’s call to link up with the Marian Rose Motoarena outfit enforced one change before off-season work had started.

But Blunsdon will always have a special place in the 26-year-old’s heart, and it’s possible he will one day return to ride in orange and white.

Russell said: “Tobiasz is very much part of the Robins still, but circumstances deemed that someone had to go.

“And that someone was made quite easy for us (because he joined Torun).

“Annoyingly, Polish teams say they don’t want their riders picking up injuries in England.

“Poland has a downer on England, it’s a bit unfair. But Polish teams have access to their tracks 24/7, and Torun is an ambitious club wanting to bounce straight back into the Ekstraliga.

“They’ve signed a good team and are paying out a lot of money to get them back up.”

Claus Vissing was the other 2019 Robin to unfortunately miss out on a team place.

The Dane – whose involvement in Swindon’s Premiership success in October earned him a first major domestic trophy in the UK – has been replaced by Royal Wootton Bassett teenager Anders Rowe.

Jordan Stewart will be the other new face in Robins’ pit corner. And while Russell accepts it could take time for the Aussie youngster to settle into Premiership responsibilities, his capture has been tied up with a view to future development.

Russell added: “It was disappointing to let Claus (Vissing) go, though Jordan Stewart is an exciting addition.

“We’ve been looking at Jordan for a long time and do believe in him. It may take him a while to settle in, but with Jason Doyle and Troy Batchelor around him he’ll have our full support.

“And Anders (Rowe) too. He’s always wanted to ride for Swindon, and it’s great to have a local lad in the team.”