Stars must avoid any more nerves at home as the Robins head east

Simon Lambert is back in action for King's Lynn tonight. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Simon Lambert is back in action for King's Lynn tonight. Picture: Matthew Usher.

King's Lynn Stars boss Dale Allitt reckons getting off to a good start will be key against Swindon at the Adrian Flux Arena tonight.

The Stars have won their previous two SGB Premiership home fixtures – but have done it the hard way, recovering from early deficits to claim the points.

And with Swindon currently boasting the best away record in the top flight, Allitt is anticipating a close contest against a Robins side who include current world number Jason Doyle.

'They'll be wanting to hit back at us after our 48-45 win at their place the other week,' said Allitt.

'To be fair to Swindon, they're proving to be a decent side on the road this season with two wins and three defeats – but defeats from which they've claimed a consolation point.


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'We'd like to get another win and we'd ideally like to send them home empty-handed. But we again understand that it won't be easy at all and that we need to fire all the way through from one to seven.

'One thing I am keen to see from the side, hopefully starting on Wednesday, is for us to make lives a bit easier for ourselves.

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'We've had to claw it back after falling behind early doors a couple of times already so it is something I would like to see the lads address.'

Simon Lambert will make his first appearance at reserve since resigning for his latest stint with the Stars over the weekend.

Alongside Aussie ace Doyle, Swindon include in-form star Nick Morris as well as Adam Ellis, whose 18-point maximum helped Great Britain claim glory in the European Pairs semi-final in the Czech Republic on Saturday.

The Robins will, however, be without recent Austrian recruit Dany Gappmaier with a guest reserve still to be confirmed.

Swindon travel to Lynn desperate for points, having not won in their last three outings. However, team manager Alun Rossiter is not panicking.

'We all know we have only had three wins,' he said. 'It is difficult at the moment but I am confident that the boys will start pulling through.'

King's Lynn: Chris Holder, Lewis Rose, Nicklas Porsing, Troy Batchelor, Robert Lambert, Kai Huckenbeck, Simon Lambert.

Swindon: Jason Doyle, Bradley Wilson-Dean, Adam Ellis, David Bellego, Nick Morris, TBC, Zach Wajtknecht.

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