Champion Jason Doyle has got a target on his back now, says King’s Lynn Stars’ Robert Lambert
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King's Lynn Stars skipper Robert Lambert has hailed World Champion Jason Doyle ahead of his visit to the Adrian Flux Arena on Wednesday (7.30).
In-form Lambert is relishing the prospect of locking horns with the Norwich-based Aussie ace when Somerset come to town for a fascinating Premiership showdown.
And he's said Doyle is automatically the man everyone wants to beat because of the very fact he is World No.1.
'What Jason achieved last October was amazing,' said the Stars racer. 'He's where I want to be in the sport and it's an amazing achievement.
'He deserved to win it the previous year but injury stopped that, so I was pleased for him when he finally managed to win the title in Melbourne.
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'I'm looking forward to him coming to King's Lynn and everyone wants to beat him, me included, he's got a target on his back right now.'
Australian international Sam Masters comes in for Niels-Kristian Iversen who is recovering from treatment on his shoulder.
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And Lambert said: 'It's good to be back to a full team and we're pleased to have Sam in the side, he's a good rider.
'Our home form has been good so far and we need to keep that going. The ultimate aim is to be there in September and those play-offs.
'We've made a better start than previous seasons and although Somerset will test us we are determined to get the three points, especially after losing on Monday at Rye House.
'I hope we see lots of support as well, it's a great sport we have and we need the fans to come along and get right behind the boys.'
Somerset go into the meeting on the back of a heavy 58-32 defeat at Swindon Monday when Garry May admitted his team's performance had prompted many questions. 'I look at this result and performance and begin to wonder whether we are strong enough away from home,' he said.
KING'S LYNN: Sam Masters, Michael Palm Toft, Ty Proctor, Thomas Jorgensen, Robert Lambert, Kasper Andersen, Lewis Kerr.
SOMERSET: Jason Doyle, Jake Allen, Charles Wright, Jack Holder, Richard Lawson, Ryan Kinsley, Bradley Wilson-Dean.