Lyon believes Janowski’s ‘Magic’ will have fans flocking to watch King’s Lynn Stars
Polish superstar and World-Under 21 champion Maciej Janowski has the style and speed to become a King's Lynn Stars fans' favourite, according to team boss Rob Lyon.
The 20-year-old, known as Magic, arrives at the Norfolk Arena with a hot reputation after wrestling the world crown away from ex-Lynn rider and Australian sensation Darcy Ward.
After impressing during the club's press and practice day last week, Lyon believes his new recruit, who makes his Lynn debut tonight against Eastbourne Eagles, will have supporters flocking to watch him.
The Lynn team boss said: 'People saw Magic last week and they've seen the sort of lines he pulls around here already while he's still learning the track.
'I think he'll be exciting round here and the fans will really like him.
'Once he settles and gets himself organised I think he'll be a big asset to the club.
'I think he's got a little bit of Darcy Ward in his riding style, he's got a little bit of Jason Crump in him, and I think he's the sort of rider that the fans will want to come and see.
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'Certainly that's what we hope anyway and I have a strong inkling inside me that once he settles down he'll take some holding around here.'
Janowski, 20, beat former Stars number one Kenneth Bjerre and current heat leader Niels-Kristian Iversen last season on the way to scoring a stunning 17 out of 18 points for Swindon Robins at the Norfolk Arena. He starts the season on an average of 6.06.
Lyon said: 'Hopefully Magic can be a trump card. If we can push him up to nearer to the eight points a meeting mark with us then I think we've got a good chance of doing well.
'We don't want to put too much pressure on him, but naturally with the ability he has I believe he is more than capable of doing that well for us this season.'