Elite League new boys Leicester Lions are still waiting to hear if they will be able to use Australian star Jason Doyle as their new number one.
The Australian, who rode for Birmingham Brummies in the Elite League last season and captained the Somerset Rebels in the Premier League last term, has seen his move complicated with his visa.
Promoter David Hemsley told : "I have been in constant contact with Jason since it was first known that his Tier 2 (Sportsperson) application had been declined and have also been liaising with the UK Border Agency and the BSPA in an effort to bring the situation to a satisfactory conclusion for all parties.
"Discussions are still ongoing and progress is being made towards allowing Jason back into the UK.
"Hopefully I will soon be in a position to confirm that Jason Doyle will be leading the Lions in 2014."