Greenwood gets the green light

Ollie Greenwood.

Ollie Greenwood.

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Panthers bosses are standing by young reserve Ollie Greenwood as he battles to find his form.

The reigning British Under 19 champion has struggled in the early weeks of the 2015 season.

He drew a blank in the 52-40 victory at Plymouth last Friday after suffering a heavy crash in his opening ride, but he retains the backing of promoter Ged Rathbone.

The club supremo said: “I’m keen to develop young British talent and I’m very hopeful we can get Ollie going well again. He is trying everything he can and I feel sure he is only a couple of good rides away from getting his season going.

“We are offering advice and support to him as a club and we will continue to do that for the foreseeable future.”

Panthers have sent fit-again Adam Roynon on a short-term switch to Premier League rivals Redcar.

The 26 year-old suffered broken ribs and a punctured lung when involved in a horror smash on the opening lap of the new season back in March.

He will now gain valuable track-time with the North-East club and scored paid nine when making his Bears debut on Tuesday.

But Rathbone insists Roynon remains part of Panthers’ plans going forward.

He said: “Adam needs to race and Redcar were in urgent need of a rider, so this move should suited both parties. Adam fully understands the situation we are in at Peterborough where we don’t feel we can currently make changes to a winning team with Michael Palm Toft having come in and done very well.

“But I must stress we are monitoring Adam’s progress closely at Redcar with a view to bringing him into the team at a later date.”