RISING star Kacper Woryna is eyeing a heat leader spot at Pirates as he bids to make his mark on British speedway.

The 21-year-old achieved a 4.65 average at Coventry in 2016 and big things are expected from the Pole following his fourth-place finish in last year's World Under-21 Championship.

Woryna, who is also due to race for home town club Rybnik and Swedish team Lejonen, told speedwaygp.com: “I had a good season with Coventry but if you look at my average, it wasn’t as good as I am expected to be now.

“Hopefully, I will get a good average at the end of the season and maybe be a heat leader – who knows?

“I had a pretty good season last year. Hopefully, I can keep up the hard work I did during last winter.

"I am riding in three leagues now and have a lot of meetings to do, so I will keep up the hard work and, hopefully, improve more.”

Woryna, who joined Poole on a full transfer from Coventry in August, is the grandson of former Pirates star Antoni.

The youngster was 17th in the Ekstraliga averages with Rybnik last year, finishing higher than the likes of Maciej Janowski, Freddie Lindgren and Chris Holder.