BELLE Vue have swooped to secure the services of Nikolaj Busk Jakobsen at reserve.

The Danish charger was available having been released by Pirates last month, after they drafted in Ricky Wells – who had been part of Belle Vue’s septet earlier this season.

The Aces recently brought in Tero Aarnio to replace Wells, but the Finn had been hit by injuries and suffered rib damage in a crash at Swindon last Thursday – so Busk Jakobsen has answered the call.

Belle Vue director of speedway Mark Lemon said: “We’re entering into a crucial stage of our campaign and unfortunately with Tero’s latest injury he now requires more time to regain full fitness.

“We’re very excited to welcome Nikolaj. He is a young rider who is constantly improving with Premiership experience and has had the benefit of his time with his Championship team Berwick to further hone his skills.

“He will take his place at reserve for the remainder of the season, and we very much look forward to working with him.”