Tour will be tough for Stars
King's Lynn track Armadale specialist Shane Parker in tonight's testing Premier League trip to Edinburgh. (7.30pm) The ex-Norfolk Arena favourite again deputises for the injured Kevin Doolan after being booked for the midweek KO Cup washout against Reading.
King's Lynn track Armadale specialist Shane Parker in tonight's testing Premier League trip to Edinburgh. (7.30pm)
The ex-Norfolk Arena favourite again deputises for the injured Kevin Doolan after being booked for the midweek KO Cup washout against Reading.
Parker is also a confirmed guest for Lynn's visit tomorrow to current Premier League top dogs Berwick.
Doolan is still sidelined after aggravating a back problem in the heavy loss at the Racers on Monday. Lynn's Aussie clipped Tomas Suchanek in the early sparring at Smallmead.
The fans' favourite had started the season in fine form on his Elite League return from a stint at Belle Vue until suffering back, knee and ankle injuries in a late crash at Sheffield 15 days ago.
Parker posted paid 17 for parent club Glasgow in a 57-36 Scottish derby defeat at Edinburgh in last month's Premier Trophy showdown.
- 1 Suffolk woman and her three dogs die in London crash
- 2 Seven beach walks with a cafe pit stop to try in Norfolk
- 3 Police stop 85 vehicles in one day amid safety crackdown
- 4 Tomorrow's lunar eclipse: How and when to see it
- 5 'Awe and disbelief' as thousands of bees swarm pub garden
- 6 Neighbours' tribute to crash victim who 'thought the world of her dogs'
- 7 Seaside bar taken over for three weeks by Hollywood crew shooting film
- 8 Century-old farm machinery firm invests £6m in its factory's future
- 9 Dog and group cut off by tide saved after being spotted waist-high in water
- 10 'Opulent' farmhouse with pond on sale for £799k
Edinburgh topped pool one to power into the semi finals and booked their place in the next round of the KO Cup earlier this week with an impressive away win at Berwick.
Doolan and Stars' skipper Tomas Topinka conjured a final race maximum to deny the in form Monarchs a Saddlebow league win last month in a thrilling 45-45 draw.
Swedish youngster Thomas Jonasson starred for the visitors - inflicting a rare reverse on home shale for Doolan - but misses the return to compete in a Swedish U21 qualifier.
Jonasson chipped in with paid eight in this week's KO Cup success at Berwick and insists the Scottish club's team spirit is the key to their impressive early season form.
"We all feel we are part of a family," he said. "This team is amazing, everybody helps each other out and I'm so pleased I signed for Edinburgh."
Edinburgh employ rider replacement in Jonasson's absence. Lynn complete their northern tour at Berwick with the Bandits poised to give Benny Johansson a home debut. The Swedish import was due to make his club bow at Redcar last night after replacing Birmingham-bound Henning Bager.
"Benny comes to us with good recommendations," said Berwick promoter Peter Waite. "He's just the sort of rider who'll fit in well with our set up and be capable of putting a good few wins behind him. His debut meetings, home and away, should be good exciting events and a great way for him to get used to British speedway."
Monarchs: 1 William Lawson, 2 r/r, 3 Derek Sneddon, 4 Ryan Fisher, 5 Matthew Wethers, 6 Andrew Tully, 7 Aaron Summers.
Stars: 1 Tomas Topinka, 2 Simon Lambert, 3 Shane Parker, 4 Rusty Harrison, 5 Shaun Tacey, 6 John Oliver, 7 Kozza Smith.