Swindon have announced that a deal has been completed with Troy Batchelor, as they finalise plans for the defence of their Elite League title.
Batchelor made a triumphant return to the club for a second spell at Blunsdon last season, but up to now they have not been able to do a deal with his parent track Peterborough - who were demanding that he must be bought.
After a protracted winter of talks, Swindon have now announced a deal has been done for the Australian international.
Co-owner Gary Patchett said: "I'm delighted to welcome Batch back on board, there is more to come from him and hopefully we will see the best of him at Swindon in 2013.
"It is our understanding that by March 1 if a rider is not included in the team of his parent club or he is not sold on a full transfer then he can go on loan.
"We fully respected that and our team manager, Alun Rossiter, concluded a deal with Troy on Friday. We are very much looking forward to the new season."