SUPER skipper Danny King described as an honour to lead Poole Pirates to league and cup glory this year.

One of the club’s marquee signings of the campaign that never was in 2020, King retained the captaincy in Poole’s class of 2021, alongside experienced heads Rory Schlein and Steve Worrall.

The heat leader trio guided the likes of Ben Cook and Ben Basso during their first campaigns in Britain.

Poole overcame Edinburgh in the Championship Knockout Cup final in October, before beating Glasgow to win the SGB Championship league crown over two legs earlier this month.

Reflecting on the campaign, King said: “It’s been an honour to wear the skull and crossbones on my chest.

“There are some big clubs in this country and I have been really lucky to ride for a few of them.

“To captain the Poole side to win the league in their first year (back in the Championship) or the double, I am honoured. I am proud and I loved every minute of it.

“The team was built with a lot of youth and experience and I think it (the experience) has rubbed off.

“These young lads, they had never seen the tracks when they came over this year.

“They picked it up well and that’s what makes a winning team, when these guys are doing their jobs. We have done it all year, we have been strong throughout and that’s why we are champions.”

King also featured for Ipswich in the SGB Premiership last season, but is now ready for a relaxing off season.

Asked what the winter had in store for him, the 2016 British Champion said: “Take the kids to school, pick them up and play a bit of golf!”