AUSTRALIAN Mitchell Davey is the final piece of the puzzle for Alun Rossiter’s 2018 Swindon Robins after agreeing to join the club.

Reserve Davey will team up with compatriots Troy Batchelor and Nick Morris among the Robins’ septet for their SGB Premiership title defence, with David Bellego, Tobiasz Musilak, Adam Ellis and Zach Wajtknecht completing the line-up.

It will be a first time the 26-year-old has signed in the SGB Premiership after spending last season with Edinburgh Monarchs and Stoke Potters in the Championship and National League respectively.

The Australian will be a familiar face to Swindon supporters as Rossiter called upon his services several times last season as a guest rider to replace the injured Wajtknecht. After putting pen to paper, Davey says he is delighted to have signed for the Premiership champions for next year’s campaign.

“I feel really good and I am really excited. I’m looking forward to a new challenge, that is for sure,” said the Queenslander.

“Rosco got in touch with me a bit over a week ago and asked me what I was doing next year and to see whether I was interested in joining.

“Obviously, then we just got talking from there and it was a pretty simple process to get it all done as soon as possible.”

After guesting for the club last term and seeing first-hand their record-breaking 17-match winning streak to claim the national title, Davey says it was a no-brainer to link up with Swindon on a more permanent basis.

He also revealed he is familiar with a number of his new teammates, including compatriots Batchelor and Morris.

“I got to do a couple of guest bookings for them last year and I was involved in a couple of those meetings and the streak they had going,” he added.

“There was a really good vibe about the club this year and hopefully it will be the same for us next season.

“Nick Morris bought his first speedway bike off of me, so I’ve known him since he was a really young kid. I’ve known Troy Batchelor for a long time, we grew up dirt track racing in Australia and I’ve been a mechanic for David Bellego before.”

Rossiter said: “We were looking around for the best we could do and sometimes it’s better the devil you know. There were certain signs where I thought he (Davey) showed improvement.

“When Mitchell came in he was struggling a little bit at the beginning but he was getting that experience of racing at the higher level and he certainly improved in the few meetings he did with us.

“He’s got good equipment, which is what I like about him as well.’’