ALUN Rossiter will lead Great Britain into battle for a fourth season after being given the green light from British Speedway bosses to head up the national team again.

The Swindon Robins team manager insists his work with GB doesn’t have any impact on his role with the Abbey Stadium outfit.

“The only negative it ever has from a Swindon perspective is that British boys always try to prove a point to me in the build-up to the world cup, but that’s part of the job,” Rossiter said.

“If a team with one of the British riders under consideration comes to Swindon then you can be sure that rider will be putting in the hard yards to make me take note.

“I’m very proud and honoured to have the role and I think it’s something for the people of Swindon to be proud of too, to have the national team manager in the town.”

Rossiter, who led the team to a silver medal in the Monster Energy FIM Speedway World Cup last summer, is looking to continue the good work.

He is already planning pre-season training for the riders and members of the Under-21 contingent.

“I would like to thank the promoters for putting their faith in me once again,” he said.

“I’m very pleased to get confirmation of this and I will be doing everything I can to help make us a success.

“I certainly think we can make the race-off in Poland. It’s nice to be back at King’s Lynn on July 1, although the silver medal we won at Belle Vue last summer was a very special moment.”

GB will face Australia, USA and Czech Republic in Event 1 on Saturday, July 1, next year – but they will be without double world champion Tai Woffinden who has stood down from the national team.

“Without Tai we have to move on,” said Rossiter. “We will have a group of riders who want to wear the race jacket with pride and it will be a true team effort, just like it was at Belle Vue.

“It gives somebody else the chance to step forward and represent their country.”