PIRATES skipper Danny King believes it’s tricky to name a favorite for the SGB Championship name this yr, insisting: “There’s not one team that just stands out.”
Poole input the season as reigning champions, following their play-off ultimate win over Glasgow Tigers again in November.
King will as soon as once more be tasked with main the Dorset membership to glory, with Steve Worrall and Ben Cook additionally returning for a 2nd consecutive season within the cranium and crossbones.
They were joined by means of 4 new participants of the septet in Zach Cook, Richard Lawson, Drew Kemp and Nathan Ablitt, who are available to interchange Stefan Nielsen, Rory Schlein, Benjamin Basso and Danyon Hume.
Pirates get again on target after they host Peterborough Panthers in Bjarne Pedersen’s farewell assembly on Wednesday. Their first Championship day trip comes at Birmingham Brummies on April 13.
Assessing the problem forward within the Championship this yr, captain King stated: “It’s an excessively forged league this yr.
“There’s now not one staff that simply sticks out. I believe it’s fairly constant.
“You wish to be on most sensible shape, no doubt at house. We’ve were given to make this a fort, like we did ultimate yr.
“That begins as of late. We get our heads down and figure out and get the monitor how we wish it and we push ahead.
“You wish to select up the issues at the highway as smartly.
“So it’s going to be a tough year for sure, but I’m really confident in the team we’ve got and I like the look of it.”