Boss warns Stars to be wary of new boys’ King’s Lynn track specialists

PUBLISHED: 11:56 13 April 2017 | UPDATED: 16:54 13 April 2017

Chris Harris knows his way around the Adrian Flux Arena track. Picture: Ian Burt

Chris Harris knows his way around the Adrian Flux Arena track. Picture: Ian Burt

Dale Allitt is warning his King’s Lynn riders to expect a tough Good Friday test from Premiership newcomers Rye House (7.30pm).

The visitors have assembled an impressive side, including former Grand Prix stars Chris Harris and Scott Nicholls.

Boss Allitt reckons they will be harder to break down than Somerset last week when a bumper crowd saw the Stars run out comfortable 53-37 winners.

He said: “Not only do they have a team full of experience, but they also have a team full of riders who always seem to go well here at the Adrian Flux Arena.

“Chris Harris, Scotty Nicholls, Davey Watt have all been there and done it and on his last few visits, Edward Kennett has been extremely good value for money too.

“But what I’m trying to get through to our riders this year is to focus on themselves. Yes it’s good to know what your opponents are going to bring to the table, but ultimately if you concentrate on your own thing then you should never really fear anyone.”

King’s Lynn: Chris Holder, Lewis Rose, Nicklas Porsing, Troy Batchelor, Robert Lambert, Kai Huckenbeck, Josh Bailey.

Rye House: Edward Kennett, Stuart Robson, Chris Harris, Davey Watt, Scott Nicholls, Robert Branford, Ellis Perks.

Meanwhile Young Stars captain Danny Phillips says his side must get off to a good start when they make the Good Friday trip to Birmingham (7.30pm).

The Young Stars were beaten 54-36 by the reigning league champions on Wednesday and found it difficult after suffering four fallers in the opening stages.

Phillips said: “We know it’s going to be another tough meeting at Birmingham but we’ve just got to give it our best,” said Phillips.

“If we can cut out the silly little errors and stay competitive then we’re a lot better team than we have been in our first few meetings.”

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