AUSSIE ace Robert Ksiezak will return to the saddle for Glasgow Tigers next season after agreeing terms on a deal with the Ashfield club.
The 22-year-old from Adelaide will become a Tiger again following a disappointing 2009 season in which he was dropped mid-season by Birmingham and subsequently failed to pull up too many trees when picked-up by Stoke.
However, that poor season could well be to Glasgow's benefit as Ksiezak returns to the Tigers on a lowly starting average of just 5.01.
He has been signed to bolster the club's middle-order and, with six season racing under his belt, Tiger's management are confident they are getting a better and more experienced rider.
Co-promoter Alan Dick said: "No matter which way we turn for the two riders at the top of the team we felt that we needed something solid in the middle part of the team.
"We could have looked at an untried rider but we opted to go for Robert, who we know is capable of a bit more than he produced last term."
Ksiezak first arrived in the UK in 2005 with Edinburgh before being signed by Glasgow on a full transfer in 2006, the first of three seasons in the red and white, before he sought pastures new in 2009 by relocating in the Midlands.
The likeable rider has already moved back to Glasgow and will relish the opportunity to rekindle his career with Glasgow particularly given the lack of immediate pressure on him to provide support to the heat leaders.
Glasgow have now confirmed Ksiezak, James Grieves and Josh Grajczonek as the only signings so far, however at least one more signing at the top end of the team is expected within the next week.
Last week they were rocked by the news club legend Shane Parker won't be returning to Ashfield after deciding to spend his final season before retiring elsewhere.
Tigers were also disappointed to learn this week that another club asset, Trent Leverington, has retired from the sport to remain back in Australia.