Young Danish ace Emil could be the new signing

Emil Grondal.

Emil Grondal.

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A highly-rated World Under 21 finalist has emerged as a potential target for Panthers.

Danish prospect Emil Grondal is on the city club’s radar after putting in a number of practice laps at the East of England Showground last Friday.

It was the 20 year-old’s second visit of the season to Panthers and he is understood to be very keen to break into British speedway.

Promoter Ged Rathbone said: “Emil came over earlier in the season to watch a meeting here and then returned with his bikes and team to have a practice on Friday.

“He comes highly recommended and he is keen to get himself a ride over here. He travelled over at his own expense which highlights how much he wants to race in this country. We will certainly be chatting to him more in the coming days.”

Panthers are likely to be forced into signing a new rider at the end of this month due to expected changes in their averages.

Long-term injury victim Olly Allen is likely to fall below captain Ulrich Ostergaard and teen talent Robert Lambert in the new figures for July which would mean the club are no longer entitled to use a guest for him.

Rathbone admitted: “If our projected figures are correct, then Ulrich and Robert will both go above Olly in the averages next month.

“We are constantly considering our options and also keeping an eye on what is happening elsewhere in the league on a daily basis.

“We are well aware that we have to make the right moves at the right time.”