BUXTON Hitmen have secured the services of former Stoke Potters rider Tim Webster.
The decision by club chairmen to retain last season’s 40-point limit has enabled teams to begin the task of building for 2012, and Webster is the Hitmen’s first signing after finding himself without a spot at Loomer Road.
Buxton Hitmen chief Jayne Moss said: “Tim had a good year at Stoke and formed a strong spearhead alongside Simon Lambert and we were surprised he wasn’t in their plans for 2011.
“However, when we heard he was available and keen to come to Buxton we didn’t hang about.
“Although Buxton didn’t have a great year last time we still needed to change the team as we were over the points limit at the end of the season and Tim fits into our plans nicely.
“We are hoping some of last year’s team will return to the side but there will also be some new faces.”
Webster will fill one of the heat leader spots for the Hi-Edge team and is looking forward to the new challenge.
“When I have ridden against Buxton in the past I have always been impressed with their team spirit and the fans,” he added.
“I have improved my average every year and fully intend to do that again next season.”
With the National League’s annual general meeting yet to take place, clubs are still awaiting confirmation of the rules and competition structures for the 2012 season.