WOLVERHAMPTON v LIONS, PREVIEW

Sunday April 02, 2017
LEICESTER are at full strength for their mouthwatering Monday trip to Wolverhampton.

British champion Danny King is available and makes his club debut at Monmore - and Josh Auty also returns to the side.

The Watling JCB Lions are in confident mood following their 48-42 home win over Swindon in the SGB Premiership on Saturday - their first victory at Beaumont Park on opening night since joining British Speedway's top flight in 2014.

And while Wolverhampton suffered a 51-41 defeat at Rye House, Lions boss Jim Lynch says nobody can read too much into the opening results of the season.

"Obviously we were delighted to earn the win over Swindon and it was an important one for the club with everything that's gone on over the winter," said Lynch.

"The thing I've tried to get over to everyone is that we need to concentrate our efforts on winning as many meetings we can at home.

"When we head away from home, every single time, I'm just going to tell my riders to enjoy it!

"There's no easy place to go to in this league and I personally don't think that piling the pressure on the riders will benefit us at all.

"What I do believe is that if they settle down, gel, go out there and enjoy themselves, that's when we may spring a surprise or two!

"In my experience, getting on riders backs away from home doesn't help - when they're relaxed and loving their racing as a team, that's when a group can be frightening, in a good way, out there!

"Wolverhampton will be disappointed to lose their opening match, but at home they're a totally different prospect.

"I looked at their scorecard against Poole in the Elite Shield last week; they won by ten points and that was with the opposition reserve scoring a huge amount of points.

"So we know how dangerous Wolves are at Monmore Green, but as I say, I'm giving my riders the freedom to go out there and enjoy themselves.

"If we can snatch something then so be it, but if we are unable to do so then we just turn out attentions to the next one!"

WOLVERHAMPTON: Freddie Lindgren, Kyle Howarth, Adam Skornicki, Jacob Thorssell, Sam Masters, Max Clegg, Nathan Greaves.

LEICESTER: Kim Nilsson, Josh Auty, Kacper Gomolski, Erik Riss, Danny King, Josh Bates, Danny Ayres.



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