The Lions enter a busy schedule on Thursday with five meetings in the space of seven days starting with their trip to King’s Lynn. The teams met as recently as two weeks ago with the Stars leading by 35 points to 22 before the match was abandoned after nine heats due to rain.
Kevin Doolan, who covered for Sam Masters is again included and at reserve there are two changes from the fixture a fortnight ago with Steven Worrall and Ben Morley coming into the side. King’s Lynn are also forced into changes following injuries to Lewis Kerr, Robert Lambert and Vaclav Milik.
“Sam had the pins removed from his hand on Friday so I am optimistic that it won’t be too long now before he is back on a bike. Monday’s results did not go in favour of the Stars who dropped out of the top four in the league this week and they will be keen to leapfrog over Swindon and Belle Vue at our expense. We owe our fans a performance after the Poole result and of course we also need the points too” said the Lions Team Manager, Norrie Allan.
King’s Lynn: 1. Niels-Kristian Iversen, 2. Kevin Wolbert, 3. Rider Replacement for Robert Lambert, 4. Kenneth Bjerre, 5. Dakota North, 6. Carl Wilkinson and 7. Ashley Morris
Leicester: 1. Jason Doyle, 2. Kevin Doolan, 3. Grzegorz Walasek, 4. Szymon Wozniak, 5. Piotr Swiderski, 6. Steven Worrall and 7. Ben Morley
On Friday the Lions head along the M69 to face the Elite League leaders Coventry and the team are without Grzegorz Walasek who is required by his Polish league club Zielona Gora who have a fixture at Leszno. “It is a real blow to be without Grzegorz because without question he has been almost unbeatable around Brandon in his last two appearances and his presence will be missed. We put up a great show when we were last at Coventry and were unlucky not to have earned a match point. The Bees are riding confidently which comes with winning and being at the top of the league but we will go there with an outlook of taking something from the match” added Allan.
Kevin Doolan continues as partner to Jason Doyle from the night before at King’s Lynn and the reserve pairing at Coventry is Charles Wright and Oliver Greenwood. Coventry also need a replacement for Hans Andersen who is required by his Danish club that night and bring in Ludvig Lindgren to cover for the injured Stuart Robson.
1. Chris Harris, 2. Ludvig Lindgren, 3. Danny King, 4. Replacement for Hans Andersen tbc, 5. Joonas Kylmakorpi, 6. Jason Garrity and 7. James Sarjeant
Leicester: 1. Jason Doyle, 2. Kevin Doolan, 3. Guest Replacement for Grzegorz Walasek, 4. Szymon Wozniak, 5. Piotr Swiderski, 6. Charles Wright and 7. Oliver Greenwood