King’s Lynn boss Lyon calls for consistency
King's Lynn team boss Rob Lyon insists all the pressure is on Swindon in tonight's Elite League trip to the Abbey Stadium. (7:30pm)
Lynn hammered the Robins by 21 points earlier this month and followed up with an even more emphatic home win this week against Lakeside in front of the television cameras. Lyon believes that sort of early season form from his top flight new boys should command respect from their Elite rivals.
'It's difficult to know how other teams felt we would be stepping up into this league,' he said. 'At home we were always fairly dominant at Premier League level and there was maybe that fear we would struggle in this league, and it may happen going forward, but so far it has been superb and we can't fault that.
'It's just keeping on a run, keeping that consistency going. Swindon away is an opportunity to pick up a point or two or three – like they all are this season. The good thing about it this year is the main thing is our home form. Going away there is no pressure on us because everything is new but if we can pick up some points and take that confidence we have from home with us, then who knows?'
Lynn travel west minus their doubling up duo Tomas Topinka and Lasse Bjerre. Nick Morris and Ben Wilson have been drafted into the visiting septet.
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'The double up situation has gone against us but I'm not too worried about that if I'm honest,' said Lyon. 'We've picked two guests who I feel will do a good job for us – potentially as good as if we had had our own riders. Those guys are both riding well so we'll go with an open-mind and riding with some confidence and Swindon will probably be a little bit worried about it I guess. They've obviously seen what we have done against Lakeside and whilst it's a different race track and different race day, we want to do our best.'
Lynn reserve Filip Sitera showed a glimpse of his potential with a paid 11 return in Wednesday's 65-30 romp against the Hammers.
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'He is a nice lad and he is part of the team, part of the set-up and it is helping him,' said Lyon. 'He is enjoying himself and from what I can glean that has maybe been a problem for him in the past. He needs a good run, he needs a break and he needs to enjoy his speedway and I think we'll see the best of him over the season if that happens.
'We have Tomas here which helps a little bit to have someone from the same country with the same language. He is living with Mads (Korneliussen) so that also helps and the team spirit generally is getting there. He feels wanted and part of the set-up and that is what it's all about.'
• Robins: 1 Scott Nicholls, 2 Grzegorz Zengota R/R, 3 Tomasz Chrzanowski, 4 Maciej Janowski, 5 Simon Stead, 6 Justin Sedgeman, 7 Josh Grajczonek.
• Stars: 1 Kenneth Bjerre, 2 Nick Morris, 3 Olly Allen, 4 Mads Korneliussen, 5 Niels-Kristian Iversen, 6 Ben Wilson, 7 Filip Sitera