PIRATES legend Bjarne Pedersen revealed he would not rule out a return to British speedway in 2021 after extending his career for another season.

Danish star Pedersen had originally planned to retire at the end of 2020 but has decided to carry on for another year, with COVID-19 decimating most league schedules around the continent.

Asked whether he would consider one last year in Britain, the 42-year-old told Speedway GP: “I am open for anything.

“I don’t want to carry on for another season just to be in the sport. I want to complete it 100 percent.

“If the right offer is there, I am always open to talk. For the moment, I have not locked any doors.”

Pedersen, who made his Pirates debut in 2002 and last appeared in 2016, won three Elite League titles in his time at Wimborne Road and is the club’s second highest all-time points scorer.

When the Danish star initially announced his retirement last November, Pirates owner Matt Ford said: “In my 21 years of running this wonderful club, unquestionably Bjarne would be the rider I would consider to have been the most loyal servant.

“As a person he is simply the greatest friend I’ve had in the sport.”