David Howe out, Andrej Lebedev in as King’s Lynn Stars shuffle their Elite League pack

Andrej Lebedev

Andrej Lebedev - Credit: Archant

Title-chasing King's Lynn Stars have signed rising Latvian ace Andrej Lebedev.

Action from King's Lynn Stars v Swindon at the Norfolk Arena - David Howe back in Stars colours. Pic

Action from King's Lynn Stars v Swindon at the Norfolk Arena - David Howe back in Stars colours. Picture: Matthew Usher. - Credit: Matthew Usher

The 18-year-old will join Rob Lyon's men at reserve on a 4.50 average and replaces David Howe after he decided to concentrate on his Premier League racing.

Lebedev has recently attracted the attention of Poole Pirates and highlighted his growing reputation by bagging a 15-point maximum to help his country qualify for next month's Speedway World Cup semi-final (Event Two).

Lyon said: 'Andrej is a young fast rider that we have been looking at for a while. He is really keen to come to the UK and race and I feel he will be a good rider for us.'

The talented teenager will made his debut for the Stars at Coventry Bees tomorrow night.