Lasse backed to star in King’s Lynn’s television date
King's Lynn team boss Rob Lyon is backing Lasse Bjerre to sparkle again in tonight's live televised Elite League meeting against Lakeside Hammers at the Norfolk Arena (7.45pm).
Bjerre junior's impressive double digit return helped Lynn beat Swindon 58-37 at Saddlebow last time out and Lyon believes the teenage Dane is one to watch.
'I can't believe he is riding better for King's Lynn in the Elite than he did for the club in the Premier,' said Lyon. 'Obviously he has done another winter and he is a year older, he is more experienced now and he knows the place a bit better. The potential he has is there for all to see. We just need to keep him focused and keep him consistent and certainly at home we have a potential match-winner.
'Two-thirds of the way through the (Swindon) meeting it was a little bit close. I think we were nine points up which could easily have tipped in their favour and put us under a bit of pressure but in the final part of the meeting we really kicked on and the two rides from Lasse were pivotal.'
Lyon is looking to maintain the Stars' impressive home form in front of the Sky television cameras.
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'From my point of view we just want to win the meeting and the fact the cameras are here is an extra bonus for some people,' he said. 'I just want to concentrate on winning the meeting. I would like to think we'll take some beating at home.
'You look at it and of course there is probably going to be a team at some stage who come and sneak a win – but it will take a good team to come here if we are all firing. The likes of Coventry, Poole, Peterborough and Wolverhampton will all come and look to have a go at us. I'm sure the racing will be exciting. I am convinced we would have got all three points from the Belle Vue meeting as well if it wasn't for the bad weather.'
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Lyon believes Lynn's new look septet is beginning to gel.
'Filip (Sitera) has struggled a bit at reserve but if we can get him going and all the other boys stay consistent then I'm confident,' he said. 'Tomas (Topinka) looked like his old self against Swindon. His last two rides were very, very good and that bodes well for the future for him and for us. Niels (Iversen) showed some great speed as well and I think we saw the real Niels. He was due a good one and that will give him some confidence.'
n Stars' officials are offering free admission to Wednesday's home National League fixture between the Young Stars and Hackney Hawks for fans who attend tonight's Elite League meeting.
• Stars: 1.Kenneth Bjerre 9.47 (DEN), 2.Tomas Topinka 4.58 (CZ), 3.Olly Allen (C) 4.78 (GB), 4.Mads Korneliussen 6.26 (DEN), 5.Niels Iversen 7.76 (DEN), 6.Lasse Bjeere 3.48 (DEN), 7.Fillip Sitera 3.00 (CZ).
• Hammers: 1.Lee Richardson 8.45 (GB), 2.Kauko Nieminen 5.35 (FIN), 3 Adam Shields 7.39 (AUS), 4 Piotr Swiderski 6.48 (POL), 5 Peter Ljung 4.92 (SWE)
6 Robert Mear 3.15 (GB), 7 Kyle Legault 4.20 (CAN).