King's Lynn racer Kozza Smith believes the Stars have turned a corner ahead of tomorrow's latest Premier League trek to Glasgow (4pm).

King's Lynn racer Kozza Smith believes the Stars have turned a corner ahead of tomorrow's latest Premier League trek to Glasgow (4pm).

Lynn ended a five meeting losing run with a stirring fightback to beat promotion-chasing Birmingham in midweek and Smith followed that up with a paid six guest booking in Ipswich's Elite League win over Belle Vue.

The EDP columnist believes Lynn's much needed victory can now set the club up for a concerted Young Shield end of season trophy tilt.

'I think we can do it, we are a good enough team and we just have to fire all at the same time,' he said.

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'You have to remember this is a new team which has only been together about a month.

'We're still gelling but I think the Young Shield is looking good and we will be going to win. Once we start winning some home matches that builds confidence and you can take that away from home. The feeling in the pits was good the other night but we don't want to try and get too far ahead of ourselves. We'll just concentrate on the next meeting which is Glasgow. We normally go quite well up there but this is still a new team although I think we can hold it tight at least.

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'Birmingham was a perfect match – not just getting the three points but getting a win which we needed as a team. We need to get that confidence going again.'

Smith produced another consistent paid nine home display against the Brummies – clinching victory in heat 14 with Adam Roynon.

'I wanted to win heat 14,' he said. 'I was pumped. I had psyched myself up before the meeting that I didn't want to lose a point.

'Roynon made a cracking gate and Steve Johnston was on the outside and wanted to cut back inside but I kind of shut the gate on him a little bit and that gave Adam a good run up the back straight. Then it was just a case of sitting in the dirt.

'Things started well in my first race with Jonno. I could feel I was quicker than him and I just had to use my head and pick the right time to move.

'I showed him the inside and he covered that so it gave me the outside run. At home you should be able to turn up and ride with confidence and think, 'this is my home track, I'm the best around here'.

'You have to give yourself that belief to take onto the track to win races. Maybe I'm using my head a little bit but its all mind games in speedway.

'Once you've got the set up, its down to who has the stronger mind.'

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