Dec 13 2011 By Fraser Wilson
ROBERT KSIEZAK is set for a third spell at Glasgow Tigers after the Premier League champions confirmed he and ex-Berwick Bandits ace Jade Mudgeway as the final two pieces of the 2012 jigsaw.
Australian Ksiezak, pictured, will make his competitive return two years after suffering a horrific knee injury riding for the Tigers against Berwick.
It was feared the 24-year-old would not return to the sport from the ugly collision with Bandits' Paul Clews which saw him hurtling into the Shielfield fence at full speed in April 2010.
However, Ksiezak has returned to the saddle with a couple of excellent performances in his homeland dispelling any doubts that his speedway career might be at an end.
He will be joined at reserve by New Zealand rider Mudgeway, 22, who has endured a mixed time in his British career so far.
Co-Promoter Alan Dick said: "I still believe that Robert Ksiezak has a decent future ahead of him but he needs to make his start of the season at reserve count.
"I have been very pleased to follow his progress in Australia this winter and see that he looks to have recovered from his injuries and, in a way, these past two years might have a positive boost in his mental approach which I suspect may have stifled him a bit in recent years.
"Jade is a rider that I have admired for a couple of years and am pleased to land him. He is a good fit for the type of side that we have and will be a key member.
"He has had his ups and downs over the years but I believe with Joe Screen behind him he will make some significant strides this year, certainlty being the lowest averaged rider will help."
The final Tigers line-up of Joe Screen, Mason Campton, Jayden O'Malley, James Grieves, Josh Grajczonek, Robert Ksiezak and Jade Mudgeway means there will be no place at Ashfield for last year's heroes Theo Pijper, Christian Henry, Michal Rajkowski and Nick Morris with the latter destined for a career in the Elite League.