GLASGOW TIGERS boss Stewart Dickson hopes his side have pulled off a speedway masterstroke by clinching deals with two Australian stars of the future.
Nick Morris, 15, and Michael Penfold, 18, will arrive in Glasgow on the conclusion of the Australian season ahead of their switch to the British circuit.
And the teenage double act could hardly be in better company when they do arrive with compatriots Travis McGowan, Robert Ksiezak, Mitchell Davey and Josh Grajczonek all waiting to welcome them to Ashfield.
Morris will arrive in March while Penfold, from New South Wales, will be arriving at some point during the season to pick up some experience of the UK tracks, with a view to becoming a full time Tiger at some point in the future.
An excited Tigers boss Dickson said: "For some reason or another, the talent coming out of Australia at the moment is phenomenal and it would be most remiss of us not to keep a very close eye on the situation.
"Our attention was drawn to Michael early this winter and we have watched his progress with great interest. The rider is very determined to make a go of it in the UK and the world stage, and we are delighted that he has chosen Glasgow as his opening destination.
"He has plenty of matters to take care of in Australia over the course of the next few months so he won't be arriving in the country until the summer time, but once he arrives we will get him some practice on our track and see where we go from there.
"I would suspect that he will need a bit of time to get used to the differing style of tracks that we have in the UK, but he is only 18 years of age and I hope that he has plenty of improvement left in him.
"Australian speedway is flying at the moment and at some point in the summer we will have 6 Aussies practicing together, and with Michael and Nick Morris learning their trade alongside the others then we should have plenty of options for our side in 2011."