Nov 29 2010 By Fraser Wilson
GLASGOW TIGERS bosses have unveiled the speedway squad they think can bring glory back to Ashfield next year - and it includes the return of James Grieves among four 'new' signings.
Scotland's No.1, pictured, was in high demand as he goes into the new season on a false average of 6.69 following a turbulent year.
But the emotional pull of a return to Glasgow proved too strong for the 36-year-old and he joins fellow new boys Christian Henry, Theo Pijper and Michal Rajkowski in the 2011 line-up.
As expected, former British champ Joe Screen returns as No.1 for the new season.
But, perhaps the biggest coup of all, was the Glasgow management's success in retaining Aussie ace Josh Grajczonek after it appeared the 20-year-old was set for a move to Poland.
Completing the line-up is 16-year-old starlet Nick Morris at reserve in what must be one of the strongest Tigers' outfits unveiled for many a year.
Boss Stewart Dickson certainly thinks so. He said: "This is just about what we wanted at the end of last season and we have managed to get a far better balance to the team for the coming season.
"Having a reserve pairing to start the league in the shape of Nick Morris and Michal Rajkowski suggests that we can really show strength in depth everywhere we race.
"All in all, I am excited about the team and I hope that the supporters are too."
Grieves admits he can't wait to get the new season underway after a less-than-memorable 2010.
"I think the organisation of my testimonial affected my speedway last year," he told the Glaswegian.
"When that ended I felt a huge weight off my shoulders and I really can't wait for the new season.
"I've got a new bike waiting to be picked up, the new Ashfield track looks like it's going to suit me down to the ground and the new team is really exciting.
"I cold have hung up my Kevlars last season but now I'm desperate for the new campaign to start."