Exit Webster, enter ex-Hitman McKinna

EXIT: Tim Webster. Photo: �2012 Ian Charles.
EXIT: Tim Webster. Photo: �2012 Ian Charles.
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FORMER Buxton Hitmen rider Adam McKinna has returned to his old club to fill the vacancy left by the shock departure of Tim Webster.

Following a disappointing return against the USA Future team, Stoke asset Webster has quit the Hitmen to pursue other avenues after stating he couldn’t ride the track.

Hitmen chief Jayne Moss said: “Obviously it has left a hole in the team as he was the second highest averaged rider, and there are not many heat leaders sat on the sidelines looking for a ride. Luckily Adam McKinna, who rode for the Hitmen back in 2008, came forward and we now have a full team again.”

McKinna, the son of legendary Scottish rider Kenny McKinna, last season rode for Manchester’s Belle Vue Colts. He is expected to make his debut for the Hitmen on Sunday when his former club the Dudley Heathens visit Hi-Edge in the Knockout Cup (3pm start).

Moss added: “Adam has had an unlucky couple of years, he has suffered a lot of injuries which has kept him out of team plans on several occasions, but when he’s raced has been a high scorer in both the National League and Premier League for Newcastle.”