Danish reserve Jesper axed then reinstated by Panthers
PANTHERS star Jesper B. Monberg has been sacked and reinstated in the space of three days.
The Danish reserve was dismissed following a narrow Elite League defeat at Coventry on Friday night – just six meetings into the season and after waiting six years to return to the city club.
Panthers planned to replace Monberg with Polish ridertomasz Jedrzejak which would have allowed top young talent Michael Jepsen Jensen to return to a reserve berth where he piled up the points in the club’s first three meetings of the campaign.
But the proposed changes fell through late yesterday afternoon which led to Panthers hurriedly bringing Monberg back in from the cold.
That couldn’t happen in time for last night’s clash against Birmingham when Rye House and Coventry man Jason Bunyan turned out as a guest at short notice.
A statement issued by Panthers last night said: “The Readypower Panthers had redeclared their one-to-seven with effect from today (Monday), but with the paperwork incomplete they have been forced to revert back to their original line-up.
“This has resulted in Jesper B. Monberg being unavailable for the Birmingham meeting but he will return to the team on Wednesday night for the Elite League meeting at Poole.”
Information received by the Eveningtelegraph suggested Panthers’ new-look line-up had actually been turned down by the sport’s authorities.