Thursday March 14, 2019
WOLVERHAMPTON have wasted no time in snapping up British title record holder Scott Nicholls for the new season.

And Parrys International Wolves owner Chris Van Straaten has revealed how the move is a decade after he was ‘within a whisker’ of signing!

“Around Christmas time a decade ago Scott was within a whisker of joining us at Wolverhampton,” he said.

“We’ve had many conversations down the years because he races Monmore Green extremely well, but for whatever reason it’s never quite happened – until now!”

Nicholls comes in as a replacement for broken hand victim Jacob Thorssell who is expected to be out until June.

“Scott understands the situation and he’s happy with it,” said Van Straaten. “But if he suddenly propels himself back to a regular eight-point rider he will give us a nice problem to deal with when Jacob declares himself fit!

“We’ll deal with that as and when, but for now we are delighted to welcome Scott to Wolverhampton.”

Nicholls, meanwhile, added: “Wolves is a club I’ve always wanted to race for and Chris Van Straaten has targeted me a few times over the years but it’s somehow never worked out.”

“I’m very grateful of the opportunity and it’s a track I obviously like. It holds very special memories for me. I won my sixth and seventh British Championships at Monmore so it will mean a lot for it to be my home track at last.”

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