Greenwood completes the 2015 Panthers line-up

Oliver Greenwood has re-joined the Panthers for 2015.
Oliver Greenwood has re-joined the Panthers for 2015.
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Peterborough Panthers have unveiled the final member of their team on the final day of 2014.

Club chiefs have pulled off a surprise swoop to bring promising British prospect Ollie Greenwood back to the East of England Showground for next season.

The Midlands-based teenager had initially signed for Premier League rivals Somerset, but a change of work commitments meant he was no longer able to honour his commitments with the Rebels.

And Panthers moved swiftly to slot him into their remaining reserve berth after an impressive spell with the club last season which was cut short by injury.

General manager Ged Rathbone said: “Ollie was always our number one choice to be at reserve, but we thought we had missed out on him when he joined Somerset.

“Circumstances have now changed and we couldn’t ignore the opportunity to bring him back to Peterborough where he rode very well in the early part of last season and became very popular with the fans.

“And just like our six previous signings, Ollie is a rider capable of increasing his average.”

British Under 19 champion Greenwood becomes the final member of a Panthers septet also including number one Olly Allen, skipper Ulrich Ostergaard, teen talent Robert Lambert, fans’ favourite Lewis Blackbird, the returning Adam Roynon and local lad Simon Lambert.

Rathbone added: “It is a team which really excites me and I’m sure the supporters feel the same.”