Josh will need to wrap up well when he returns Image Credit: Ron MacNeill

Entertainer Josh returns

NEWS Tuesday 27th November 2018, 9:00am

by Mike Hunter

  Edinburgh Monarchs

Second man in for the 2019 team will be the popular and entertaining Aussie Josh Pickering who returns for his third season with the club.

Josh will still only be 22 during next season, and during 2018 he put 1.5 points on his average, taking it over 6. That's the direction he hopes to continue to travel in.

"I'll be looking for more of the same," he said "and I plan to pick up where I left off last season. I've been very happy at Edinburgh with their fans, and I stay with good people and just enjoy myself.

"I know Justin Sedgmen of course though not all that well, but it will be good to have another Aussie in the team."

"I was happy with my machinery last year but as I'm signed up in Poland for next season I'll be looking to build up more machinery. I'd definitely like to find a Premiership place. So far I've not heard from anyone in that league.

"I worked out that I've only done 98 meetings in the UK so far – and some riders do that every season."

Edinburgh supporters have become used to his exciting riding, often chasing faster-gating opposition, and he has the most entries in the club's Race of the Season vote on their website.

The team is all-Australian so far.

Monarchs 2019: Justin Sedgmen, Josh Pickering. Points remaining 25.72.