KACPER Woryna insists there will be no better team in the SGB Premiership than Pirates – provided the Dorset club reel in Linus Sundstrom.

Rising star Woryna is one of five confirmed starters for Poole’s league campaign, with spearhead Brady Kurtz joined by former world champion Chris Holder, double Elite League winner Josh Grajczonek and potential trump card Mateusz Szczepaniak.

Pirates chief Matt Ford is hopeful of finalising a move for World Cup winner Sundstrom but the Swede requires the approval of his Ekstraliga club, Gorzow, before the switch can be rubber-stamped.

Should Sundstrom sign – and the Daily Echo understands matters are set to progress in the next 48 hours – Puddletown-based racer James Shanes would almost certainly return to Wimborne Road to complete the septet at reserve.

And Poole asset Woryna, who is also set to ride for home town club Rybnik and Swedish team Lejonen this year, is keeping his fingers crossed that Sundstrom will complete a power-packed line-up.

He told the Daily Echo: “If that’s how the team finishes, with Linus, I think there will be no better team in England.

“I’ve never raced in the same team as him but I think he would be a good signing.

“I raced against him in the Allsvenskan last season on a really small track in Norrkoping, which reminded me of Leicester. He was really good there and he has the added strength of having raced in England before.

“With him riding in the Elitserien and the Ekstraliga this year, I think it will be profitable for him to race with us.

“It’s good to see Chris back at Poole. He was my childhood hero so I’m really excited to do a season with him in England and Sweden.

“I will be travelling with him a lot and it’s also good to have Mat with me because he races at Rybnik as well, so I will also be travelling with him.

“I think it’s good to have a few team-mates who you already know so there are bigger bonds between us. Maybe that will result in better achievements for the team during the season.”

Woryna, who has family in Bournemouth, has been offered accommodation in boss Ford’s Poole home.

The Polish racer added: “Living with Matt would be good because of the team bonding with any other riders who are there, too. I love the idea of living with Matt and the other guys, especially when he said he would organise a PlayStation!”

Woryna was signed by Pirates on a full transfer from Coventry in August, the same month he turned 21.

Riding as a junior last season, Woryna finished 17th in the Ekstraliga averages with Rybnik – higher than the likes of Maciej Janowski, Piotr Pawlicki and Freddie Lindgren.

He also finished second in the International Ekstraliga Individual Championship, beating riders including Jason Doyle, Tai Woffinden and Patryk Dudek.