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Home advantage can take King’s Lynn Stars to Premiership glory, says Jorgensen

Home advantage could be key for Stars, says Thomas Jorgensen. Picture: Archant

Home advantage could be key for Stars, says Thomas Jorgensen. Picture: Archant

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Thomas Jorgensen, one of King’s Lynn’s Great Danes, is hoping home advantage will help them to Premiership title glory.

Dale Allitt’s men head to Poole for the first leg of the Grand Final on Monday with the return at the Adrian Flux Arena 48-hours later.

Their record at Poole is poor but Jorgensen insists home comforts can help them in the decider.

“Every other team that comes here seems scared to race, they don’t like it,” he said.

“We have a massive home advantage on a very quick track. We just need to force that home now in these two finals.

“Even though Ty (Proctor, Jorgensen’s regular racing partner) likes the outside line as well, we still pair up really well home and away.

“It works well and it is nice to have someone of his quality alongside you out there.

“Our track played a massive part in finishing top of the table because we managed to pick up points on the road too.

“At Belle Vue we managed to get eight points ahead and knew something would have to go terribly wrong for us not to get through to the play-off final.

“Now we have this shot at the title and it is something we all cannot wait to be a part of.”

Jorgensen has been a key figure in the engine room of the Tru Plant Stars side and is sure to have another big part to play in the two biggest meetings on club history.

Meanwhile, Pirates will be looking for another big performance from Chris ‘Bomber’ Harris over the two legs with the Cornishman’s last-gasp pass in the final heat of the semi-final being described as “one of the bravest, most spectacular rides I’ve seen”.

Pirates chief Matt Ford watched Harris go from fourth to first in the final heat to get the 4-2 they needed to secure their final place against the Stars.

“Now he is a Pirate I can see at close quarters that he still has that heart and incredible will to win,” said Ford.

“To pass the world champion (Jason Doyle), the league’s form rider, in the manner he did was just sensational. Heat 15 was right up there with the best races I have seen on this track in more than 20 years and I’m emotional thinking about it now. It was just a stunning, brave piece of riding and a privilege to witness.”

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