Lyon: Let’s keep the good times rolling
PUBLISHED: 09:42 14 June 2006 | UPDATED: 11:00 22 October 2010
King's Lynn team boss Rob Lyon is warning his soaraway Stars to remain focussed ahead of tonight's Premier League clash against Sheffield. Let’s keep the good times rolling – Lyon
King's Lynn team boss Rob Lyon is warning his soaraway Stars to remain focussed ahead of tonight's Premier League clash against Sheffield.
Lynn will go top of the pile if they complete another demolition job on the Tigers following an unbeaten northern tour last weekend.
"We have a special group but it's my job to keep their feet on the ground," said Lyon. "Of course in some ways you want to celebrate and savour what we are achieving. The bottom line is we've won nothing yet. The objective is to win every competition we enter. Things are progressing nicely and everything is going according to plan. The boys know what they need to do - nobody is getting carried away and that is the difference.
"Wins on the road are not vital in terms of final league placings but they give everyone so much confidence to know we can go anywhere and compete.
"Picking up points at Sheffield and Edinburgh - two tracks we normally do poorly at - without Daniel Nermark for one of those meetings says it all."
Inspirational skipper Tomas Topinka more than compensated for the Swede's injury absence en route to a stunning paid 49 point haul during the last week.
"He's on an incredible run," admitted Lyon. "Tomas dropped one point at Edinburgh, but if that is his only fault he's doing something right. The guy is a tremendous inspiration and a lot of the boys look up to him. He gated superbly over the weekend and along with Kevin Doolan the pair of them are dragging the rest along."
Stars: 1 Daniel Nermark, 2 Trevor Harding, 3 Troy Batchelor, 4 Kevin Doolan, 5 Tomas Topinka, 6 Chris Mills, 7 John Oliver.
Tigers: 1 Ricky Ashworth 2 Ben Wilson 3 Kyle Legault, 4 Emiliano Sanchez, 5 Andre Compton, 6 Paul Cooper, 7 Benji Compton.
Gates open 6pm, parade 7.30pm.
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