SWINDON Robin Adam Ellis cannot wait to get his wrist operation out of the way in order to prepare for next season.

The 21-year-old Brit became an asset of the club alongside Zach Wajtknecht last month and the former Poole Pirates rider revealed says can’t wait to get back on the bike in 2018.

Ellis suffered a broken wrist when he fell during the second-leg of Swindon’s SGB Premiership play-off victory over Poole Pirates, but battled through the pain barrier to help the team triumph in Grand Final against Wolverhampton Wolves and was finally set to go under the knife yesterday.

“Once it is done I will probably try and get back to France to chill out while I have got my cast on,” said Ellis, whose place has not yet confirmed in the final Swindon team for 2018.

“I’m not too sure if it normally takes this long but it does feel like it has dragged on a little bit, I did try and get it done in France.

“But they sent the dates through pretty quick and hopefully we can get it done – they said it is three months of recovery time.

“That means by March, I should be able to do some exercises with it to strengthen it up and then get ready for the year.”

With Tobiasz Musielak and Nick Morris becoming the first names on the Robins’ 2018 roster to be announced earlier this week, Ellis believes continuity can only be a good thing at the Abbey Stadium.

However, the Great Britain international says that the club has been dealt a blow following the news that reigning world champion Jason Doyle is unable to return because of new rules that restricted the club to only one rider with an average more than eight.

“It’s good to get me and Zach tied down to the club because we are two young riders, and I think the club have spent a lot of money buying riders,” he said.

“Tobiasz and David (Bellego) are assets as well this year so it is looking pretty good to be back at Swindon next year and keep most of the team together.

“I think the rule changes are good for some clubs because some of them didn’t have any riders with an average over eight points.

“For others like us, Belle Vue and Wolverhampton, we all had two riders with an average over eight points, so it’s not ideal because you should be able to build a team how you want it.

“There is not much we can do about it now.”