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Nigel Pearson: Wolverhampton sign Aussie ace Ryan Douglas

By Nigel Pearson | Sport | Published:

Wolverhampton have agreed terms for Aussie ace Ryan Douglas to join the club for the rest of the season.

New signing Ryan Douglas

Douglas has enjoyed a fine season with Championship side Leicester and is expected to link up with the Parrys International Wolves from Monday week, July 8.

But the man he is replacing won’t be announced until his visa has been finalised and the club have already put the wheels in motion for that to happen.

Club owner Chris Van Straaten said: “Ryan had two other clubs in touch with him because he’s been riding so well this season so we had to move fast to secure the deal.

“He’s a new face to the club, he was very enthusiastic about the prospect of joining us when we made contact and we are pleased to have everything finalised.

“We are now going through the process of waiting for his visa to be rubber stamped and then we can declare him in the team for our next home meeting.

Wolverhampton have struggled in recent weeks and finally decided to make a change when they lost at home to Poole last week.

This is traditionally the time of the season, heading into July, when Premiership clubs look to make a switch to give their play-off hopes a shot in the arm.

Wolves face Swindon in their next meeting and that means 2017 World Champion Jason Doyle visits Monmore just 48 hours after riding in the Swedish Grand Prix next weekend in Hallstavik.

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Wolves are also waiting for an update from Ashley Morris on his wrist injury after crashing heavily in the televised defeat at Poole almost a fortnight ago.

He had to return to hospital for more scans because of the amount of swelling in the injured area.

Cradley are back in action at Monmore on Monday against the Isle of Wight.

It’s a tough time for the Heathens right now as they struggle to fire as a complete team.

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But they have a team of youngsters – apart from experienced skipper Max Clegg and Danny Halsey – who need time to learn their trade.

With my management hat on I want to see lads like Harry McGurk, Tom Spencer and Sheldon Davies succeed.

But we also understand an element of our supporters demand results and we have to balance things out.

I expect a tough trip to Stoke tonight followed by the home meeting on Monday and I would urge every Heathens fan to come along and show your support for the boys.

After this we only have three more home league meetings remaining this season and if we don’t make the play-offs it could be an early winter!

Good luck to the lads.

Nigel Pearson

By Nigel Pearson
Columnist - @nigelpearson

Sports broadcaster/writer specialising in Football, Darts and Speedway for Sky Sports, IMG, BT Sport and talkSPORT.

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