King’s Lynn Stars chief Chapman praises fans and riders for ‘standing by’ club

PUBLISHED: 13:16 03 August 2017 | UPDATED: 13:16 03 August 2017

Stars owner Keith Chapman. Picture: Archant

Stars owner Keith Chapman. Picture: Archant

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Keith Chapman has praised the King’s Lynn fans who turned out to back his team in Wednesday’s home clash with in-form Swindon.

Chapman fielded a new-look side after axing star men Chris Hodler and Troy Batchelor and he paid tribute to the riders for giving their all, despite a 50-40 defeat at the hands of one of the league’s best sides.

He said: “I thoroughly enjoyed the evening and the feedback from supporters has been very, very pleasing.

“Yes, we lost the meeting, but there was some good racing and the riders from both sides really had a great attitude, they were a delight to deal with.

“This meeting put the fun back into the sport for me and I really cannot thank the riders, sponsors and fans enough. I will always remember those who stood by this club at a very tough and controversial time.

“We head to Leicester on Saturday but my main focus is Monday when we have a very special meeting against Somerset here at the Adrian Flux Arena. There’s reduced admission and we want fans to spread the word and get as many people in the stadium as possible for the BT Sport cameras.

“Speedway for a tenner is unbeatable value - and it would be even better if be new ‘Trucks R Us’ Stars can follow up with three points!

“We look forward to welcoming everyone to the stadium on Monday.”

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