PIRATES chief Matt Ford wants Grzegorz Zengota to give him a "major decision" after Krzysztof Kasprzak stepped up his return to fitness.

Ford signed Zengota on a minimum month-long deal after number one Kasprzak sustained a broken collarbone in a crash in Poland at the start of May.

Following a period of rehabilitation, the Gorzow rider practised at his home track on Tuesday as he boosted his hopes of a return to the Pirates septet.

However, Kasprzak will not be able to race in Britain until at least Wednesday, July 12 as Pirates cannot make a change until 28 days after Zengota's first meeting.

That gives Zengota two chances to impress in the skull and crossbones – home fixtures against Leicester and Belle Vue.

Ford told the Daily Echo: "Zengi will be with us for the rest of June.

"The gauntlet has been thrown down to him to prove his worth and I hope to be put in a position where there is a major decision to be made."

Kasprzak hopes to return to Ekstraliga racing soon. Gorzow face Grudziadz on Friday and clash with Rybnik on Sunday, June 25.

Meanwhile, Hans Andersen scored 10 points from five rides as Lejonen shared a 45-45 draw with hosts Rospiggarna in the Swedish top flight.