Elite League champions Swindon have announced that Australian Troy Batchelor will return to the Abbey Stadium this season.
The newly crown Aussie champ has been subject to a long winter battle between his parent club Peterborough and the Robins. The Panthers had initially said that they would only let him leave on a permeant deal, but, Swindon have confirmed that Batchelor will be on loan this season as he was not in Peterborough's team plans.
Batchelor had played a key role in Siwndon's title winning season last year, something that the Robins will be hoping for in 2013 when they start their defence of the title.
Swindon Co-owner Gary Patchett said on the clubs website: "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."