SWINDON boss Alun Rossiter has swooped to re-sign Great Britain international and Robins asset Adam Ellis for the 2019 SGB Premiership season.

Ellis, 22, joins on a 6.42 average and is Rossiter’s fourth winter signing following confirmation that former world champion Jason Doyle will spearhead Robins’ charge next season with ample backup provided by Australian Troy Batchelor and Polish prospect Tobiasz Musielak.

The French-born racer has spent the last two seasons at the Abbey Stadium, helping the club to lift the SGB Premiership play-off crown in 2017 before experiencing a positive 2018 where he ended the year on a mark of 7.07.

But Rossiter anticipates further improvement from one of Great Britain’s brightest prospects next season, and was delighted to secure his services for a third successive season.

“It’s coming along nicely now, we invested in Adam (Ellis) last season and I see a lot of improvement in him,” said Rossiter.

“He can definitely improve on his average. We all know what happens with the points limits, it’s a juggling game.

“I feel that Adam has got bags of potential.”

Robins’ latest recruit is currently without a Championship club, but has signed a deal with Polish giants Stal Gorzow to become one of their junior racers.

The Edward Jancarz stadium outfit regularly race in front of crowds of 15,000 – and Rossiter believes Ellis’ approach to 2019 by looking at the European picture will serve him well as he looks to make the step up to elite European racing.

Rossiter added: “He’s looking at competing in Denmark, hopefully that will cut down his Championship load.

“I wouldn’t say his Championship commitments got in our way last year, but I don’t think it did us any favours at times.

“It’s time for him to move on now. He’s got a lot in front of him, I see a lot of potential in him, but he needs to have the want and desire.”

With areas to improve on, the Robins boss senses a big year for Ellis as he lines up as one of the club’s heat leaders in strong company.

And learning from the likes of Doyle, Batchelor and Musielak will stand him in good stead.

“There are massive areas for him to improve on, we’ve had a conversation about it,” said Rossiter.

“Hopefully we’ll start seeing some improvements this year on that side of things.

“He needs to go to the next level, that’s with regards to preparation with his bikes and in general.

“He is a character that is laid back, sometimes you think he needs a shove at times.

“But I’m happy with him, and that’s why he’s in my team again.”