NEW PIRATES captain Danny King has already set himself the goal of reclaiming the British title in 2020.

The 33-year-old was last week announced as number one for Poole’s SGB Championship campaign next season.

A British champion in 2016, he finished second in the individual national championship behind Charles Wright in July this year.

And having been announced as Pirates’ new main man, King is desperate for trophies on both a team and individual level.

Asked what his goals were for next season, King told Speedway Portal: “I am going to try to get some silverware for my clubs, which is always important to me.

“On an individual note, the British title. I wanted to win it again and I came close last year finishing second.

“It would be nice to go one better next year.”

King arrives at Wimborne Road on an average of 8.45.

Asked what it meant to him to ride for the Dorset outfit, he replied: “It’s huge. There is pressure there as well.

“You look at some of the names who have ridden for Poole over the years, a lot of my idols in fact.

“I take it very seriously. I am going to be honoured to put the skull and crossbones on my chest and I am going to wear it with pride all year.

“It’s a track I have always had a lot of success at, it’s a track I enjoy riding.

“It’s a big thing coming to Poole. It’s something I always wanted to do and I’m pleased it’s happened.”

King has joined Steve Worrall and Stefan Nielsen as riders to be announced in Poole’s new-look septet.

“I am really pleased with the team so far,” added the skipper.

“It’s nice to see that, although Poole have dropped down, they are still going out for glory.

“With the team that has been built so far, we are going to have a good chance.

“I like to be number one, I like to get the boys off to a good start when I can and I like to try to set an example.

“I would be shocked if the other guys weren’t pushing for number one. I know I would be if I wasn’t in that position.”