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Niels-Kristian Iversen is back in King’s Lynn Stars colours

PUBLISHED: 20:29 25 January 2018 | UPDATED: 20:29 25 January 2018

Fan's favourite Niels-Kristian Iversen makes a welcome return to the King's Lynn Stars line-up for 2018. Picture: Ian Burt

Fan's favourite Niels-Kristian Iversen makes a welcome return to the King's Lynn Stars line-up for 2018. Picture: Ian Burt

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Danish superstar Niels-Kristian Iversen wants to lead King’s Lynn back into title contention after sealing a return to British speedway.

Stars' new-boy Kasper Andersen. Picture: Ian BurtStars' new-boy Kasper Andersen. Picture: Ian Burt

Iversen, a four-time World Cup winner and former Grand Prix regular, will spearhead the revamped Stars in their quest for SGB Premiership glory.

The Stars experienced a torrid time in 2017, but have made a number of changes behind the scenes and have put together an exciting side.

The return of Iversen, who led their side from 2011 to 2016, is a welcome boost and he is determined to make an instant impact.

“I’m feeling pretty good about it,” Iversen said.

World Under 21 champion Robert Lambert is hoping for an injury-free campaign. Picture: Ian BurtWorld Under 21 champion Robert Lambert is hoping for an injury-free campaign. Picture: Ian Burt

“I’m pleased to be back in England, and when the chance was there to be back with King’s Lynn it was a pretty easy decision. I didn’t get chance to get to King’s Lynn last year at all, but a lot of bad things were said about the whole season there.

“It clearly didn’t work out for King’s Lynn in 2017, it’s fair to say that, and I don’t really know what the main problems were.

“But I’m coming back and I can hopefully do my bit to help turn things around.

“It hasn’t been the best of times for the club so they need a good year. The impression I get is that everyone is keen to turn things around. The management and the whole set-up there is different this year, so they’re looking to improve.

“I’ll come in with some experience to try and help them out on the track with lots of points and in the pits as well.”

Iversen completes the Stars side alongside young gun Kasper Andersen, a rising Danish prospect looking to follow in his footsteps.

“I rode in the same Danish team as Kasper for a while,” Iversen revealed. “He’s young, he’s up-and-coming and he wants to achieve something in the sport. He’s definitely got a good attitude towards it, so I’m looking forward to seeing how he can progress. England is going to be something different for him, it will be a big challenge and there will be a lot of different tracks he has to learn.

“But I guess that’s why he’s here, and if you give him a bit of time to adapt he’s going to be one for the future I think. I’m looking forward to seeing what he can do, and I’ll try to do my best to pass on some of my experience and help him adapt as quickly as possible.”

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