Uckfield-based speedway rider Gary Cottham

Uckfield speedway rider back with Eastbourne Eagles

Uckfield-based Gary Cottham is back with the Eastbourne IT First Eagles speedway team to replace injury victim Nick Phillips.

Phillips suffered a wrist injury during Saturday’s night’s win over the Isle of Wight at Arlington.

Doctors believe he has a broken wrist and Phillips will need a scan in a fortnight.

Cottham, who lives in New Town, had a brief spell with the club last year.

Club director, Connor Dugard, said bringing in Cottham would give Phillips time to recover from his injury, regroup and get his confidence back.

Anyone interested in sponsoring a race suit for Gary Cottham should contact Connor Dugard at Connor@ITFirsteagles.co.uk

GARY COTTHAM’S BRITISH CAREER: (2004-05) Rye House II; (2006) Rye House II, Sittingbourne; (2007-08) Rye House II; (2009) Mildenhall; (2010) Weymouth; (2011-12) Isle of Wight; (2015) Eastbourne.

Cottham will ride on Friday at No 2 when Eastbourne take on Belle Vue at the new National Speedway Stadium in Manchester.

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