Ryan Kinsley returns to Mildenhall Fen Tigers in wake of Danny Ayres' leg break
The Mildenhall Fen Tigers have reacted to the news that captain Danny Ayres is likely to miss the rest of the season with a broken leg by re-signing Ryan Kinsley.
Ayres, who has been in flying form throughout 2019, suffered the injury during Sunday's National League home victory over the Isle Of Wight.
Having undergone surgery 24 hours later, the Fen Tigers skipper will now spend an extended period on the sidelines, prompting the club to swoop for Kinsley.
Kinsley was a somewhat surprise signing at the start of the 2018 season, but he soon endeared himself to the Mildenhall faithful with his stylish all-action style and trademark outside passes.
Adding over three points to his starting average, Kinsley was deservedly rewarded with a starting place in the Championship with Scunthorpe this season.
Fen Tigers co-owner Phil Kirk said: “This is a situation we really did not want to find ourselves in, Danny has been
exceptional this season both on the and off the track and is inreplaceable. Thankfully we hear that the operation was successful and we send our best wishes to him for a full and successful recovery.
"Ryan is in our opinion the best option by far for us, he impressed greatly against Thurrock earlier this season showing he still knows the fastest way around our track, and is desperate to ride for us again after his success last season.
"He loves it at Mildenhall and is a real crowd favourite. Subject to BSPA approval he will rejoin us for Sunday’s fixture at home to Kent when I am sure he will receive a very warm welcome from our supporters."
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