GOOD TO BE BACK

Wednesday May 03, 2017
DANISH star Kenneth Hansen can't wait to pull on a Peterborough racesuit again.

The 29 year-old has missed the last four 'T Balfe Construction' Panthers meetings due to a health issue.

But Hansen, who has undergone blood tests and a scan in his homeland which revealed a prostate infection, is raring to return for a hectic May in which the club face eight SGB Championship meetings in little more than three weeks.

That run starts with the visit of Edinburgh to the East of England Arena on Sunday (7pm) - the first of three successive home meetings with Newcastle and rock-bottom Berwick also arriving in the coming days.

And Hansen hopes to pay-back promoter Ged Rathbone's support in recent weeks by piling up the points as Peterborough aim to climb in the second-tier standings.

Hansen said: "We've got an important month ahead and I can't wait to be back in the red and black colours of Peterborough.

"I've always loved the club since I first came here in 2009. It's like a second home to me and I just enjoy being here.

"I'm gutted I had to miss a few meetings, but Ged and the rest of the guys have been so good to me.

"They were prepared to give me the time I need to get myself checked out.

"It got to the point where my focus was on other things rather than speedway and that's not fair on anyone - the management, my team-mates and the paying public.

"But I've been back on the bike in Denmark and I'm feeling good again. I feel fast, I feel sharp and I feel hungry to score points again."

Hansen has had two meetings in his native Denmark in recent days, notching nine points in a top-flight fixture and roaring to a 15-point maximum in a second-tier outing.

PICTURE: Kenneth Hansen of Peterborough 'T Balfe Construction' Panthers (credit: STEVE HONE).

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