King’s Lynn Stars boss Lyon urges ‘confident’ side not to underestimate Belle Vue Aces

Rob Lyon has told his riders to focus on their own performances as King's Lynn Stars welcome struggling Belle Vue Aces to the Norfolk Arena tonight.

The Stars go into the tie full of confidence after claiming their first away point of the 2012 Elite League season as a result of a 47-43 defeat at Coventry Bees on Friday.

And even though Belle Vue arrive pointless after three defeats, the Stars team boss has urged his side not to underestimate their Manchester counterparts.

Lyon said: 'We deserved our point at Coventry and it was refreshing to get one because our performances on the road have been good.

'I'd like to think it's lifted a weight off our shoulders because it can become a psychological thing until you get that away point on the board. Even though we could have nicked the meeting at the end I was quite relieved just to get a point.

'We need to kick on now, use that confidence, and get another three points. We don't need to be looking at what Belle Vue have or haven't done this season. We need to concentrate on what we do. 'If we ride to our full potential we've got a good chance of winning all three points. Belle Vue have had a few problems this season but we've seen it before - teams can just turn it on, on the night.

'They're useful, it's not a forgone conclusion, and we will treat them with the respect they deserve. Having said that we have to be confident and we'll be looking to get all three points because we need to win to push ourselves back up the league table.'

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The Stars will be without David Howe after he dislocated his shoulder following a nasty accident during a grass track meeting on Sunday. His doubling-up partner Jordan Frampton will make his home debut, as will Australian Dakota North, who will ride alongside Kevin Wolbert at reserve.

Lyon said: 'It's disappointing for David and for Lynn as he was riding really well and scoring well. Luckily it's not as bad as we first feared and he will come back strong like he always has done.

'Jordan will want to grab his position in the side with both hands and in David's absence he has an extra opportunity to do so. Dakota can make the number seven position his and he'll have to ride well because there's competition for places - which is always healthy.'

King's Lynn: 1 Niels-Kristian Iversen, 2 Daniel Nermark, 3 Maciej Janowski, 4 Jordan Frampton, 5 Mads Korneliussen, 6 Kevin Wolbert, 7 Dakota North

Belle Vue: 1 Rory Schlein, 2 Marcel Kajzer, 3 Adam Shields, 4 Adam Skornicki, 5 Charlie Gjedde, 6 Linus Eklof, 7 Josh Grajczonek

Parade: 7.30pm, racing starts at 7.45pm

- Mildenhall Fen Tigers' hopes of landing their first piece of silverware this season were thwarted by the weather last night.

The second leg of their National League Shield clash at Dudley was rained off with the Monmore Green track waterlogged.

No new date has been announced. The Tigers' next match will be their opening National League fixture at Buxton on Sunday.