Berwick Bandits sign Czech rider Lubos Tomicek

Shielfield Park

Berwick have signed Czech Republic rider Lubos Tomicek to their Premier League roster as replacement for Michael Hertrich.

The Shielfield Park club were unable to agree a deal with the 26-year-old earlier this year, but have now agreed terms with the former Lakeside rider.

"We've got our man and welcome Lubos with open arms," said boss Ian Rae.

"We have a great deal of faith in Czech riders, no Czech has ever let us down and we are hoping for good things."

Initially the Bandits handed a deal to Brenton Barnfield but injury in his native Australia ruled him out of action for the 2012 campaign.

Meanwhile, Tomicek has previously ridden with Berwick's north east rivals Newcastle Diamonds and Redcar Bears.