RE-FORMED Newport Wasps last night added two more new signings to leave just three vacant slots ahead of the 2009 British Premier League season, which starts in March.

The Argus recently revealed how former ace Craig Watson has rejoined along with fellow-Australian Mark Lemon and just 72 hours after new owner Steve Mallett took official charge of the club – a couple of new faces are on board. They are: * 23-year-old English-born Jordan Frampton, a highly-thought of performer who has signed from the Wasps’ nearest rivals Somerset Rebels.

* 22-year-old Chris Holder, snapped up from the Isle of Wight Islanders to become the Wasps’ third Australian recruit and is regarded by many as a very promising rider.

“We’ve added two quality riders in their early twenties who we believe can improve enough to make a substantial contribution to the Wasps’ future,” said Mallett.

“Craig Watson and Mark Lemon have all the experience in the world to pass onto these two newcomers and we’re delighted to have them here.”

Frampton started his speedway career in 2003 with Swindon Sprockets in the Conference League and two years later, he linked up with Sittingbourne Crusaders, also in the CL, where he established himself as a heat leader.

At the start of 2006, both Swindon and Sittingbourne dropped out of the CL to leave Frampton without a club  - until BPL outfit Mildenhall signed him later that year and he ended the season riding for Weymouth in their Conference Trophy team.

Somerset signed Frampton for their BPL team in 2007, and he also accepted an offer to ride for Oxford Lions in the CL, finishing the year with a BPL average of 4.89.

Frampton continued to ride for Somerset in 2008, he was also signed by his home-town club, Poole Pirates, as their number eight rider and also turned out for Polish side Rawicz.

New South Wales-born Holder, brother of former Islanders number-one heat leader Chris, made his British debut in the 2008 season for the IoWI after club officials spotted his obvious talent while watching him riding in his homeland.

Lemon will start with an average of 7.41, Watson 6.89, Frampton 6.33 and Holder 5.22 as the Wasps put together a seven-strong team which can have a grand total of 42.40 points.

* The Wasps will announce the name of two more riders exclusively in Wednesday’s Argus.