Lions v Bees Match PreviewSunday, June 26th, 2016 | Fixtures, News
The Lions are back to a full complement of riders with the return of Szymon Wozniak who will take his place in the team in time for Monday’s Elite League fixture against the Coventry Bees at Beaumont Park.
Leicester’s Polish star has missed the last five fixtures following the withdrawal of permission from his governing body to race in British Speedway.
Wozniak’s return sees him occupy one of the three Heat Leader positions in Leicester’s team for the first time in his career alongside Patrick Hougaard and Nicolai Klindt. The only other changes to the team that lost to Belle Vue is that Paul Starke and Josh Auty switch places against the Bees.
The visitors are forced into one change to the team that won at King’s Lynn on Thursday as Josh Bates is out of their side following a bout of concussion whilst riding for his Premier League club Sheffield. His replacement has yet to be confirmed.
Nevertheless, with two Grand Prix riders in Krzysztof Kasprzak and Chris Harris, together with the newly crowned British Champion Danny King to spearhead their attack, the meeting has all the prospects of another action-charged fifteen heats at Beaumont Park.
The sales ticket office will be open from 5.30 pm and the meeting will start at an earlier time of 6.30 pm to avoid clashing with England’s Euro match against Iceland. For speedway fans who wish to catch the football match they can watch England on the television in the stadium bar afterwards.
Leicester: 1. Patrick Hougaard, 2. Aaron Summers, 3. Nicolai Klindt, 4. Josh Auty, 5. Szymon Wozniak, 6. Ludvig Lindgren and 7. Paul Starke
Coventry: 1. Krzysztof Kasprzak, 2. Jason Garrity, 3. Danny King, 4. James Sarjeant, 5. Chris Harris, 6. Kacper Woryna and 7. Replacement for Josh Bates tbc