Another big night for the King’s Lynn Stars’ Elite League play-off push as they host Swindon Robins

Kai Huckenbeck.

Kai Huckenbeck. - Credit: Archant

King's Lynn can give their play-off push a major shot in the arm with a win against Swindon at the Adrian Flux Arena this evening.

The Stars have reignited their Elite League top four ambitions with back-to-back wins including a tremendous triumph at Coventry.

They will now go in search of three more vital points to close the gap on fourth-placed Lakeside to just two points.

Team boss Rob Lyon knows they can ill-afford any more slip-ups on home shale – and he is backing them to claim another important win.

He said: 'We go into the meeting with a fair bit of confidence in the camp after our two wins last week.

'I certainly hope that after those two results we can keep our chances of a play-off place alive, starting this evening.

'This is a key match, probably more so for us than Swindon I would say, and we're totally focused on winning the meeting.

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'There's a good feel about the team at the moment, but ultimately it comes down to results.'

The Stars have reintroduced German ace Kai Huckenbeck into their side for the meeting at the expense of Nikolaj Busk Jakobsen.

Huckenbeck slots into the number two spot, with Kyle Howarth guesting at reserve in place of the injured Simon Lambert.

Lynn's last scheduled meeting, at Leicester – who they beat in Norfolk on Thursday – fell foul of the wet weather on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Swindon bring in Joe Jacobs to guest for Stefan Nielsen at reserve as they aim to bounce back from a crushing 62-30 defeat at Wolverhampton on Monday.

The Robins boss, and Great Britain manager, Alun Rossiter said: 'It was a very disappointing performance on Monday, but it's no good dwelling on it and we have to move on.

'It's going to be a tough meeting at King's Lynn, they have some strong riders and have had some good results recently.'

Lynn: 1 Niels-Kristian Iversen, 2 Kai Huckenbeck, 3 Rory Schlein, 4 Troy Batchelor, 5 Robert Lambert, 6 Kyle Howarth (Guest), 7 Lewis Rose

Swindon: 1 Jason Doyle, 2 Rohan Tungate, 3 Justin Sedgmen, 4 Nick Morris, 5 Josh Grajczonek, 6 Charles Wright, 7 Joe Jacobs (G)

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