Jul 27 2012 By Fraser Wilson
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CHARLES WRIGHT has been handed a quick return to Premier League speedway with Glasgow Tigers just weeks after being dumped by Edinburgh.
The Englishman has been signed up by Glasgow to replace Jayden O'Malley who has returned home to Australia following a tough introduction to British racing.
Glasgow bosses Alan Dick and Stewart Dickson hope this move will finally settle down their ever-changing 2012 side as they look to make a late push for a top six place.
The next stage of that effort comes at Ashfield on Sunday when the Tigers welcome Rye House Rockets after a defeat to the Hertfordshire outfit away from home last week.
Dick said of the latest switch: "Jayden texted me after the meeting with Rye House and asked to be dropped and having weighed up the situation we felt that it was the right course of action to take.
"Do not think though that we have given up on the lad, he is talented but it just has not happened for him so far and I have told him to go home, have a good season in his homeland and come back stronger for next year, I suspect we will see a huge jump in his level of performance next season.
"Charles Wright has a point to prove and should add a little experience in a key area. He will make his debut on Sunday and in a twist of fate his last race for Edinburgh was at Ashfield against us in the KO Cup and he won it!
"A repeat of that will do nicely."
Dick insists the Ashfield club has not given up on securing a top six place which would secure a play-off spot for the 2012 title.
Ahead of this week's meeting he said: "Rye performed well against us down there but it was a good meeting and despite the scoreline there was not a lot between the sides.
"We aim to take all the points in this one and keep up our hopes of making it through to the last six, that is still wide open and some teams seem to be doing their best not to make it so we have to take advantage.
"If we can take maximum points from all our home fixtures then we have a chance and we cannot ask for any more than that at the moment."
Sunday's meeting at Ashfield gets underway at 4pm.
Glasgow - Joe Screen, Mason Campton, Josh Grajczonek, Henning Bager, James Grieves, Charles Wright, Joe Haines (guest)
Rye House - Charlie Gjedde, Luke Bowen r/r, Anders Mellgren, Jason Bunyan, Jordan Frampton, James McBain, Ritchie Hawkins