NEWS Saturday 6th December 2008, 2:55pm

by Mike Hunter

  Edinburgh Monarchs

There was a big turnout of fans plus healthy sales of the Highlights DVD at the Thomas Morton Hall on Friday night ? but no further news on the team.

Giving his usual talk at the interval John Campbell was apologetic to both supporters and riders that things are taking a while to sort out, and explained that two reserve targets would not be returning for 2009.

Daniele Tessari will be staying in Italy and seems to have decided not to race again in the UK, and although Kalle Katajisto was very keen to come back, his father can't accompany him and the family think he is too young to come over on his own.

Therefore the search for the two riders to come into the team continues, and is currently delaying movement further up the team.

Team captain Derek Sneddon was at the Video Night and assisted with the raffle, reaffirming that his hope is that he will be part of the 2009 team.

Sales of Armadale Highlights DVDs were probably the highest ever.