Polish fans ready to raise the roof as King’s Lynn Stars set up pre-season clash against Wroclaw

The Zielona Gora fans at Lynn in 2014. Picture: Ian Burt

The Zielona Gora fans at Lynn in 2014. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: IAN BURT

King's Lynn supporters can look forward to a noisy start to the 2016 season when they welcome European opposition.

The Stars will open their campaign against Wroclaw in the second staging of the International Pre-Season Cup. Rob Lyon's side took part in the inaugural meeting of the competition two years ago when Zielona Gora made the trip from Poland to Norfolk. Although the Stars came off second best, the event, organised by Team Player Management Company, was a huge success which has helped convince Wroclaw to make the same journey to the Adrian Flux Arena on Friday March 18.

Stars owner Buster Chapman said: 'After hosting the first staging of the event in 2014 we are delighted Team Player Management Company are bringing it back to us in March.

'The Polish fans that travelled over created a fantastic atmosphere in the stadium and I am sure we will see an equally as good turnout. It will be our first competitive meeting of the year so we will want to start it on the right foot and open with a victory.'

Wroclaw, led by two-time and current British world champion Tai Woffinden and fellow Grand Prix star Maciej 'Magic' Janowski, finished runners-up in the Polish top-flight last season behind Leszno.

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'Wroclaw's side is a very good one and with both Tai and Maciej in their team, I'm expecting a large turnout' added Chapman.

More information and ticket prices will be announced soon as Lynn continue their preparations for the forthcoming Elite League campaign. On Friday, rider Rory Schlein will take centre stage at Saddlebow Road in the club's second 'Night with' series, held in association with this newspaper and hosted by one of its sports reporters, Gavin Caney.

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