Kerr vows to return to saddle as King’s Lynn Stars sign Simon Lambert

PUBLISHED: 15:13 11 July 2018 | UPDATED: 15:13 11 July 2018

Injured Lewis Kerr has vowed to return next season Picture: Ian Burt

Injured Lewis Kerr has vowed to return next season Picture: Ian Burt

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Bionic man Lewis Kerr has sent a message to King’s Lynn bosses: “Count me in next season!”

Kerr is a firm favourite with Stars fans, but his season has ended early after a horror crash last week which resulted in a badly broken leg.

Thankfully the early stages of recovery are encouraging and he’s already casting an eye towards 2019.

Speaking from hospital, Kerr said: “I’d love to be back at King’s Lynn, count me in. I’d had my best year until last week and hope I can stay, they’ve been great to race for, management and fans.

“I can train so much harder than I did last winter and I will need to having not raced for a while.

“I need to come back stronger and I will.

“The target is obviously March 1, but I want to have been back on a bike for a bit before then at least.

“It was obviously a bad break but the bone had gone back really clean and neatly. I’ve just got to be careful I don’t knock it or do anything stupid.

“However, this hasn’t put me off the sport. I’ll be back and stronger.”

The Stars have signed Simon Lambert on a 28-day contract to cover for injured reserve Kasper Andersen.

Andersen was injured in the heat following Kerr’s injury

With the Stars having four home meetings in that period, three of which come within the space of a week, club bosses were keen to sign a rider with plenty of experience around the Adrian Flux Arena.

And with Lambert already having had seven different spells in King’s Lynn colours since 2004, the 29-year-old certainly fits that bill.

‘Lambo’ has started to see an upturn in form with Championship side Peterborough and is looking to build on that during his latest stint with the Stars in the top flight.

Meanwhile, the club continue to work hard behind the scenes as they search for a permanent replacement for Kerr.

Club bosses are assessing all eligible options available on an average of 5.79 or below.

The Stars travel to Leicester on Monday before returning to home action seven days later – on Monday, July 23, 7.30pm start – when Poole are the visitors to west Norfolk.

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