King’s Lynn can shine at high-flying Aces, but Lambert still a doubt

Kai Huckenbeck will hope to be among the points at Belle Vue. Picture: Ian Burt

Kai Huckenbeck will hope to be among the points at Belle Vue. Picture: Ian Burt

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King’s Lynn boss Dale Allitt believes they are well-placed to head to Belle Vue and get a result tonight (7.30pm).

The Stars put in a battling performance at Wolverhampton on Monday and demonstrated plenty of positives in their 48-42 Knockout Cup second-leg defeat.

Allitt is adamant they are capable of even better as they return to SGB Premiership action against the table-topping Aces at the National Speedway Stadium.

They are awaiting a decision on Robert Lambert’s fitness as he continues to undergo treatment on a wrist injury suffered while racing for Newcastle at the weekend.

But Allitt is nonetheless looking to avenge their narrow home defeat when the sides met at the Adrian Flux Arena last week.

“The meeting at Wolverhampton has set us up nicely for Wednesday,” Allitt said.

“We proved we can compete with anyone, and Belle Vue is a track which suits us.

“Kai (Huckenbeck) will go better there, and we all ride their track quite well.

“We went there and won last year, and I think we’re capable of going there and winning just like they did at our place.

“Hopefully Robert’s treatment has gone well and he can join us, but if he can’t we’ve shown that we can cope.”

Allitt will take heart from the battling display at Wolverhampton.

“We knew Wolves were going to come strong towards the end, but we rode well and there were lots of positives to take from it,” he said. “I can’t stress enough that we’re disappointed we lost, but I think we got a bit of pride back which I think is what it was all about.”

The Aces claimed an impressive away win at Poole on Monday and hand a home debut to Rohan Tungate.

Team boss Mark Lemon said: “We’re in a fantastic position with the World Cup break imminent. We’ve still got a lot of work to do yet. We know how well other clubs travel to our place so we’re not about to back off the throttle.”

Belle Vue: Kenneth Bjerre, Steve Worrall, Max Fricke, Rohan Tungate, Craig Cook, Dan Bewley, Jack Smith.

Stars: Troy Batchelor, Thomas Jorgensen, Kai Huckenbeck, Robert Lambert, Chris Holder, Lewis Rose, Danny Ayres.

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