Speedway: Milik will need flexibility to be a success with Poole Pirates claims Ford

PIRATES PROMOTER: Matt Ford

PIRATES PROMOTER: Matt Ford

First published in Sport Bournemouth Echo: Photograph of the Author by

PIRATES chief Matt Ford admits Vaclav Milik will have to learn more than one way of riding if he is to hit the heights in the Elite League.

The 20-year-old has started off the 2014 season in fine style, racking up scores of nine and eight in home wins over Eastbourne and Coventry, respectively.

Those hauls are well over Milik’s assessed four-point average and while Ford is confident that the Czech will continue to shine at Wimborne Road, he stressed that the youngster has a raft of skills to learn outside of Dorset.

Pirates visit tight circuits at Wolverhampton, Eastbourne and Lakeside next month and Ford is keen that fans do not expect too much, too soon from the winter recruit.

Ford told the Daily Echo: “Vaclav has been riding with an engine that I own and he absolutely loves it, which is wonderful to see. He will carry on with that engine for the time being because I think it works very well for him.

“However, people must not put too much pressure on him. At the moment, he only knows one way and that’s to ride fast and in my opinion he’s going to have an awfully hard time to adjust to the small tracks in the league.

“During the course of the year he will learn and that’s what we need. The first time round each of them is going to be very hard, but he will learn.

“I think he will be very good at home but away from home there will be times where we are going to have to carry him.”

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