OUTGOING Pirate Jason Doyle has warned Somerset fans "I'm no Zorro, I'm my own man".

The former Poole Castle Cover asset has been forced to drop down to the Premier League after failing to secure a Wimborne Road team place.

But the 22-year-old still has a tough task ahead of him after being signed up by the Rebels as a direct replacement for Magnus Zetterstrom.

Zorro - like Doyle a Pirates asset - has been an inspirational captain for Somerset over the past three years.

Vastly experienced, Zetterstrom has topped the Premier League averages in 2006 and in 2007.

Last year, the 36-year-old even outgunned young gun Chris Holder, who is already being tipped to go on and win the world title, with a 10.35 average, compared to the Australian's 10.10.

Doyle, with nowhere near the Swede's amount of experience, admits "I have a tough act to follow. I've got some big boots to fill.

"I don't know what I can achieve but I will give 110 per cent and see how it goes.

"People shouldn't judge me against Zorro. I'm a different rider and I will do my best.

"I have ridden at Somerset a few times. I know the track, the shape and it will be good to ride.

"I want to get near the top of the Premier League averages and help the team get some trophies this year.

"As long as I ride in England I don't mind it being in the Premier bearing in mind the team building limit changes."