The Eastbourne Forman IT Eagles have changed their line up with the inclusion of Ethan Spiller (pictured).

The move comes into effect on August 1.

Spiller who is the younger brother of former Eagle Daniel, will live at the Dugard family home for the rest of the season. 

He comes into the team in place of Kelsey Dugard.

Team manager and club director Connor Dugard said: “We weren’t looking to make team changes this year unless somebody got injured.

"Unfortunately, Kelsey’s situation changed a month or so ago when he found out he was going to be a father.

"He has recently relocated to the north of England with his girlfriend and also set up a business with his friend.

"As a result, speedway isn’t that high on his priorities anymore.

"Kelsey said he would ride until we could find a replacement so he is in the team on Monday (July 30) at Kent and hopefully go out with a big score.”

The Eagles' line-up for the match against Kent in the National League at Central Park, Sittingbourne is: Tom Brennan, Jason Edwards, Mark Baseby, Charley Powell, Georgie Wood, Kelsey Dugard, Charlie Brooks.

Photo credit: Jeroux Groux & Portal Motorsport foto.de

Next meeting at Arlington is on August 11, against Plymouth.