King’s Lynn Stars aim to shine in the Sky Sports spotlight at home against Coventry Bees
King's Lynn will hope to take to the track for the first time in almost three weeks as they aim to get their season moving again.
The Stars have been left frustrated after another postponement at Coventry – their seventh of 2016 – forced them to wait even longer to try and build on their superb June 2 home triumph over Wolverhampton.
The next opportunity will arrive this evening, weather permitting, under the glare of the Sky Sports cameras as the Bees arrive in town.
And team boss Rob Lyon knows how crucial it is for his troops to shine.
He said: 'We have to keep winning at home.
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'I'm sure it will be another tough one as it was close last time Coventry were here, and their boys get around our place pretty well.
'Three more league points is pretty vital to keeping us in with a shout of the play-offs, and hopefully it will be an entertaining meeting for the fans and TV viewers.'
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The Stars, sixth, and seventh-placed Coventry are locked on 16 points in the eight-team Elite League table. But Lynn do have the luxury of three meetings in hand.
The only concern will be a lack of English track time for his riders as the Norfolk club's riders try to shake off the cobwebs and mount a charge for the play-offs.
Lynn will be at full strength, with Kai Huckenbeck preferred to Nikolaj Busk Jakobsen – still yet to make his debut – at number two and Simon Lambert coming in for Carl Wilkinson at reserve.
Meanwhile, Coventry include new British champion Danny King in their side along with former world number two Krzysztof Kasprzak and stryggling Grand Prix ace Chris Harris. All-action youngster Jason Garrity will make a late decision on his fitness after a crash in the British final.
Lynn: 1 Niels-Kristian Iversen, 2 Kai Huckenbeck, 3 Troy Batchelor, 4 Robert Lambert, 5 Mads Korneliussen, 6 Lewis Rose, 7 Simon Lambert
Coventry: 1 Krzysztof Kasprzak, 2 Jason Garrity, 3 Danny King, 4 James Sarjeant, 5 Chris Harris, 6 Kacper Woryna, 7 Josh Bates