FORMER Pirates star Hans Andersen is on standby as a guest for Poole against Berwick in the SGB Championship tomorrow, if Rory Schlein is judged not fit to feature.

The 2020 British Champion hooked up with Glasgow number one Craig Cook on the first bend of heat one of Pirates’ SGB Championship defeat at Ashfield Stadium on Friday night, before crashing into the air fence.

Two ambulances treated the 36-year-old before he was forced to withdraw from the meeting and was taken to hospital.

Taking to Instagram, Schlein confirmed: "I have a mass hematoma on my upper right thigh and a internal bleed in the thigh muscle. Definitely a sore one."

And Andersen could come in to take the number one jacket should Schlein not be cleared to compete.

The Danish star scored 10 points from four rides in Peterborough’s 58-32 SGB Premiership success against Kings Lynn on Monday.

Pirates: Rory Schlein (if fit) or Hans Andersen, Zane Keleher, Steve Worrall, Stefan Nielsen, Danny King (capt), Ben Cook, Danyon Hume. Team manager: Neil Middleditch

Berwick: Nicolai Busk Jakobsen, Rider replacement for Coty Garcia, Jye Etheridge, Danny Gappmaier, Aaron Summers, Kyle Bickley, Leon Flint. Team manager: Gary Flint.