POLISH star Krzysztof Kasprzak has pledged to "come back stronger" from injury as he fights for his Pirates future.

Poole chief Matt Ford will give the former Grand Prix charger the chance to prove his worth when he returns from a broken collarbone in the coming weeks.

However, Ford has warned the 32-year-old he will need to "hit the ground running" in order to hold on to his team place.

And Kasprzak knows it is vital he racks up the points in the skull and crossbones upon his return.

He told the Daily Echo: "When I come back, I want to do my job like I should do. I hope I will be better and will score good points for my team.

"It was always my dream to return to Poole and now it is very tough for me because I am not doing my job.

"Maybe this month will give me a chance to change something and come back stronger. I would like to score 10 or 12 points every meeting for Poole. Sometimes it doesn't work like that but I will try my best.

"I have very good equipment and am 100 per cent prepared. I have had a little bit of a difficult start to the season but when I'm back, it will be much different."

Kasprzak went under the knife after breaking his collarbone for the fourth time earlier this month, suffering the injury during Gorzow's trip to Wroclaw in the Polish top flight.

The former Coventry racer announced via his Twitter feed on Monday that he expected to practise in two weeks. That estimate would make Kasprzak ready to practise on Monday, May 29, the day of Poole's SGB Premiership trip to Wolverhampton.

Neil Middleditch's side are due to travel to Leicester five days later. On Wednesday, June 7, Poole face Wolverhampton at home.

While Kasprzak is unsure of the exact date of his return, he believes the journey to Monmore Green later this month will prove too early.

He added: "I think the meeting at Wolverhampton will be too soon. I want to be 100 per cent fit so I can score good points for Poole."