Rob Lyon looking for Coventry-bound King’s Lynn Stars to get it right on road
- Credit: Ian Burt
King's Lynn boss Rob Lyon is confident his riders' confidence has not been damaged by their poor away record in 2015.
While the Stars are yet to be beaten at home during this season's Elite League, they have triumphed only twice in nine meetings on the road. The last four fixtures outside of Norfolk have all resulted in defeats with no losing bonus points being collected – a run Lyon is hoping to end this evening at table-topping Coventry Bees.
The Stars' boss, whose side sit third in the table, said: 'I don't think the riders think about it (the run) too much. But I do think if we manage to pick up points away from home, losing points or winning ones, in the next two or three meetings it'll take some of the pressure off at home.
'We've been fortunate so far to preserve our home record but that could quite easily be lost over one or two meetings. We don't approach away meetings any differently to what we do at home so we'll see what happens.'
The Stars were thumped 57-33 at Coventry earlier in the campaign. Yet a 49-41 victory in the Adrian Flux Arena over the Bees showed Lynn are capable of upstaging Gary Havelock's title hopefuls.
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Lyon admitted: 'Our form away from home has been patchy all year hasn't it?
'We've had two good wins away and we've had some hidings. Our form at home has been excellent. We are capable of going to Coventry and getting a result. But we're as equally capable of getting slaughtered by 20 points. That's just been our form away from home. So who knows?
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'It's a strange situation. We're in a good third position and look like we'll make the play-offs. But our away form is of concern.'
Coventry: 1 Chris Harris, 2 Aaron Summers (Guest), 3 Danny King, 4 Joonas Kylmäkorpi, 5 Hans Andersen, 6 Jason Garrity, 7 James Sarjeant
Lynn: 1 Niels-Kristian Iversen, 2 Nicklas Porsing, 3 Kenneth Bjerre, 4 Robert Lambert, 5 Vaclav Milik, 6 Lewis Kerr, 7 Ashley Morris