EASTBOURNE defend a healthy first leg advantage when they visit Kent in the second leg of their KO Cup tie tonight (Tuesday).
The Eagles were 58-32 winners at Arlington last month and are strong favourites to progress, but are also targeting a win on the night.
Kent continue to operate rider replacement for the retired Tom Bacon and also intend to hand rides to Ryan Kinsley at No.8 after a previous plan to use Jake Mulford was scuppered – because he has his driving test today!
KENT: Scott Nicholls, Paul Hurry, Paul Starke, Tom Bacon r/r, Cameron Heeps, Ben Morley, Dan Gilkes, Ryan Kinsley (no.8).
EASTBOURNE: Richard Lawson, Kyle Newman, Edward Kennett, Tom Brennan, Lewis Kerr, Jason Edwards, Drew Kemp.