DANNY Ford admitted he had been excited to see the return of Brady Kurtz to Wimborne Road after the Aussie charger impressed since returning from a head injury.

The 22-year-old totalled a paid maximum for Swedish outfit Vetlanda on Thursday before totalling nine for Lezsno in Poland 24 hours later.

Kurtz has been absent for Pirates’ past four meetings but is set to return when the SGB Premiership leaders host bottom side Peterborough tomorrow (7.30pm).

Co-promoter Ford told the Daily Echo: “These Aussie boys are made of tough stuff and Brady has already hit the ground running. He has ridden a few times on the continent and been in quite exceptional form.

“I was watching his Polish racing and he looked really quick. Having Brady back is going to be a massive boost.

“While the rest of the boys have been stepping up in recent weeks, I don’t think it can go understated what a talent Brady is.”

Kurtz will however not make his return as number one for Poole, after an impressive July saw Jack Holder regain that position.

Ford added: “It was always going to be touch and go between Jack and Brady with who was going to claim it – you could see already there was a bit of competitive nature between the two.

“Brady has lost it temporarily but I am sure he will have it on his mind to claim it back and it’s a fantastic situation for us having so many riders who are scoring top points.

“While it is competitive for those guys, it’s brilliant for us to be in that position.”