DETERMINED Kyle Newman has revealed his ambitious goals for next season and admits he is already "fired up" to achieve them.

Poole asset Newman endured an injury-hit start to the last campaign and was axed by Pirates boss Matt Ford not long after returning to the saddle.

The Puddletown-based racer then joined Leicester but could not prevent his new club from finishing bottom of the SGB Premiership, although the Lions avoided the drop after a promotion-relegation race-off against Sheffield.

Discussing his aims for 2018, Newman told the Daily Echo: "Next year is a big year for me. I'm going to set myself targets and no matter what club I'm at, I'm going to make sure I hit them.

"One is to get into the British final because that has been a bugbear for me and another is to put at least a point and a half, if not two points on my averages in both British leagues.

"This year I didn't do what I felt I could because of getting injured and not getting enough matches. As soon as I started getting a lot of matches, I started scoring what I am capable of.

"I don't want to be sitting here at the end of next year saying 'what if?'. The frustration of saying 'what if?' this year has bugged me, in the right way. It has got me fired up for next year already."