Klindt out, Howe in: King’s Lynn Stars make their second team change of 2013 Elite League term

David Howe is back in King's Lynn Stars' colours. Picture: Matthew Usher.

David Howe is back in King's Lynn Stars' colours. Picture: Matthew Usher. - Credit: Matthew Usher

King's Lynn Stars have made the second change to their line-up in a week by replacing Nicolai Klindt with the returning David Howe.

Rob Lyon made a head over heart decision last Monday by bringing in talented British youngster Richie Worrall at reserve as a swap for popular fans' favourite Kozza Smith.

And yesterday, the team boss made another change – ahead of Wednesday's home meeting against champions Swindon – by making the call to get rid of Dane Klindt in order to bring former Star Howe back to the Norfolk Arena.

Lyon said: 'We have made a change for the benefit of the team.

'Nicolai is suffering with form and confidence at the moment and we felt for the benefit of the team he needed some time to get himself sorted and get back on track.

'In the meantime we welcome David back into the side which he served so well last year before injury took its toll last and ended his season early.'

Klindt, who recently became a father, scored six points, paid eight, in his first two outings for Lynn. But the ex-Wolves ace collected just four, plus three bonus, from his last 12 rides.

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Howe enjoyed a fine start to 2012 for Lynn, top scoring in an opening-night home win over Eastbourne. Yet he lost his place in the side after dislocating his shoulder in April.

The Brit's return will come at number two in the side with the new averages coming into affect.

Fit-again Simon Stead will drop to reserve to partner Worrall.

- Mildenhall Fen Tigers began the defence of their National league title with a 48-41 win over Coventry Storm at West Row on Sunday.

They now travel to Dudley tonight in the second leg of the National Shield, trailing by four points after the first leg.