Davies loss forces Stars to think again

King's Lynn Stars' team boss Rob Lyon insists the Premier League grand slam winners will overcome the loss of young reserve Alex Davies on the eve of the 2010 campaign.

King's Lynn Stars' team boss Rob Lyon insists the Premier League grand slam winners will overcome the loss of young reserve Alex Davies on the eve of the 2010 campaign.

The Australian was refused a British passport on ancestry grounds. Davies was born in this country when Dad, Stephen, raced for Peterborough in the early 1990s but moved back Down Under and has recently represented Australia on the international junior scene.

Lynn would have had to revise their original line up to accommodate the teenager who could still have potentially raced this season on a higher assessed average through an Aussie work visa.

The 17-year-old had also agreed to double up with Lynn's National League squad after becoming a Stars' asset during the winter - but Lyon is confident Davies will return to Saddlebow in the future.


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'If I had of known this back in November I would have built him into my team plans with the assessed five point average,' said Lyon.

'But now there is no way of fitting him into the team as I feel it would be wrong to take any of the other riders out before they have even turned a wheel. With regards to Alex's future with us, on the proviso he hasn't signed for another team, we will be offering him a team place in 2011. But for now we need to start looking for his replacement, I already have a few riders in mind and hopefully we can get something sorted quickly as the new season is only around the corner.'

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