ALUN Rossister has given his backing to new Team GB boss Jim Lynch, but admits he was disappointed by the way his own application was handled by British speedway chiefs, writes GARETH MOORHOUSE.

Former Reading and Peterborough boss Lynch agreed a one-year contract to replace Neil Middleditch as national team boss earlier this week, leaving Rosco to ponder what might have been.

The Swindon boss declared his interest in the role soon after Middleditch's departure was announced, but was overlooked in favour of his friend.

Rosco said: "I've not got a problem with Jim, I wish him all the best.

"I'm just disappointed the powers that be didn't have the courtesy to talk to me about it.

"It's not sour grapes. If they don't think I'm good enough then fair enough, I've not got a problem with that.

"If I'm totally honest there's too many old school on the management committee."