Nicklas Porsing to temporarily fill injured Mads Korneliussen’s void at King’s Lynn Stars

King's Lynn Stars skipper Mads Korneliussen is still out of action. Picture: Ian Burt

King's Lynn Stars skipper Mads Korneliussen is still out of action. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: IAN BURT

King's Lynn Stars will temporarily fill the void left by sidelined captain Mads Korenliussen with fellow Dane Nicklas Porsing from later on this month.

The 20-year-old will join the club as cover for Lynn's skipper until he regains full fitness from the shoulder and spine injuries he picked up while riding in his country's national final.

Porsing, who will follow fellow June signing Latvian Andrej Lebedev into the Norfolk Arena, is regarded as one of the sport's rising stars thanks to a number of impressive performances so far in his young career. This season he bagged a maximum 15-point haul for Denmark in the Under-21 World Cup semi-final in Germany.

Stars team boss Rob Lyon is delighted to have confirmed that Porsing will be joining his men. He said: 'We had been in discussions with him for the past week, he impressed us with his professionalism. On Saturday he decided to fly over and meet us before signing.

'Nicklas knows what he wants and is prepared to put the effort in, he's a very switched on guy. He comes into the side as cover for Mads until Mads is fit again.'

Porsing is set to make his debut for the Stars on Wednesday, June 26, against reigning Swindon Robins at the Norfolk Arena, subject to the British Speedway Promoters' Association (BSPA) management committee approval.

Lynn, who have been plagued by a series of injuries of late, lost 47-43 and host Wolverhampton Wolves on Wednesday.