Fit-again Lambert urges Stars to pull together in bid to make play-offs

Kai Huckenbeck, who had two race wins in the big defeat at Leicester. Picture: Ian Burt

Kai Huckenbeck, who had two race wins in the big defeat at Leicester. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

King's Lynn skipper Robert Lambert has urged everyone at the club to pull together ahead of tonight's big home clash with Somerset.

The talented Brit, ruled out through injury, watched on as a makeshift Stars side were comfortably beaten 62-28 at Leicester on Saturday.

A patched-up side were unable to make an impact and Lambert says it's important to make the next fixture the focus.

'Riding with four guests and using rider replacement is never ideal,' Lambert said. 'But Monday we've got a big home meeting against Somerset and as a team we know how important it is.

'I've had to take a few days off this weekend but hopefully after a bit of time away from it I'll be okay.

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'We can still make the play-offs, and with a full-team against Somerset we could definitely get things back on track.'

German racer Kai Huckenbeck, who managed two race wins at Beaumont Park, said: 'Leicester was always going to be a tough one because we had a team of guests and that's never easy.

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'Rob still came down to help us out in the pits and hopefully he'll be okay to race for the team on Monday.

'We have to forget about tonight and make sure we go and win against Somerset.'

Stars' Tomas H Jonasson hopes a home win over Somerset can kick-start a season which has gone horribly wrong in recent weeks, with the controversial departures of Chris Holder and Toy Batchelor.

Jonasson said: 'I know we have a lot of work to do, and we were disappointed to lose against Swindon. But it was the first meeting for some of us, and I think we're all going to work hard together to try and move up the table.

'We want to put a good run together and do the best we can.'

There are special admission offers in place for tonight's meeting – Under-11s will be admitted for free while adults' admission has been reduced to £10. The Stars hope to be back to full strength with Lambert back and Nicklas Porsing replacing Simon Lambert at reserve.

King's Lynn: Robert Lambert, Thomas Jorgensen, Michael Palm Toft, Kai Huckenbeck, Tomas H Jonasson, Josh Auty, Nicklas Porsing.

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