Danish international Bjarne Pedersen is returning to the Eastbourne Eagles for the 2013 season.
The Sussex club beat off competition from other Elite League clubs to secure his return to Arlington where he led the Eagles to the league play-offs final in 2011.
Co-promoter and team manager Trevor Geer is delighted to have Pedersen back on board.
“Bjarne did an excellent job for us in 2011 and our success that year is a matter of record.
“He wanted to come back to the Eagles and we believe he will help us once again to put in a serious challenge for league honours next year.
“Bjarne will be free of commitments around the Speedway Grand Prix and can give his all to the Eagles’ campaign.”
Pedersen joins Adam Shields as two definite starters for Eastbourne when tapes go up in March next year.
Geer hopes shortly to be in a position to make further announcements on the team.