Dan­ish re­serve Jesper axed then re­in­stated by Pan­thers

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Neighbourhood News -

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.

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