NIELSEN RARING TO GO

24/03/20

He is beginning to think that destiny is weighing heavily against him having a prolonged Poole career, but Stefan Nielsen has described himself as "completely set up for the new season and just looking to getting back racing again".

Nielsen, 25, has been self-isolating as a mere precaution after admitting not 'feeling to well', adding "I wasn't feeling too great and the last thing I wanted to do was risk passing anything on to anyone else, especially as every day that passes it seems to be getting more and more serious, so I chose to go into self-isolation and be ultra-cautious. I am pleased to say that I am slowly starting to feel better and am really looking forward to get back to my running and build up my fitness. All three bikes are done and ready to go, I have just got to pick up a couple of them from my workshop and I am away."

Based in the UK, Stefan also has family in Denmark and he is regularly on the phone to his Dad who works at Billund airport. "They went on a sort of lockdown  not too long ago and they advised all the Danes to go home and blocked all the flights to and from Denmark. So Dad had a busy period at work for a little while with lots of panic going on, but that has all quietened down enough for him to have his first day off work on Thursday of last week".

Stefan, highly regarded by Poole owner Matt Ford, was signed during the 2018 season but just four appearances in he sustained a season ending ankle injury but was quickly on Ford's radar this winter with the club stepping down a division. During that four match spell Stefan earned the club's website Rider of the Night accolade twice and the youngster is keen to deliver more good performances for the Pirates once the sport gets the green light to continue. "For now though it is just a matter of being patient and doing the right thing. I am no expert on this Covid19 stuff so I am just following the guidelines given to me and hopefully that is coming from people that do know what they are talking about and they are just trying to help us get through this difficult time as quick and as efficiently as possible and most importantly looking out for everyone's safety. It is times like this that put everything into perspective (I know that will mean different things for different people). But it is good to hear that Poole will be producing videos that will hopefully give the fans a chance to communicate with us and a chance for us to communicate with them and explain our situations and just keeping everyone up to date in general really."
 

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