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PREVIEW: LEICESTER v REDCAR (Champ)

LEICESTER boss Stewart Dickson expects a third tough home test in as many weeks when Redcar visit the Paul Chapman & Sons Arena tonight (Saturday).

The Lions have overcome Poole and Glasgow in their last two meetings on their own circuit, and they remain top of the table albeit with more matches raced.

Skipper Kyle Howarth returns from illness, but Anders Rowe is ruled out for the same reason with Ben Morley stepping in to guest.

Dickson said: “We expect another very tough challenge from Redcar, and we’re looking forward to it.

“They are a team built very much in the same way as ourselves with a very good heat-leader trio, second-strings, and two up-and-coming, promising reserves, so I’m sure they will give us a very tough match and it will be another good one for the fans.

“I was much happier with things after last weekend, but we need to ensure we keep the back door closed at home. We are quite good around our home patch, the riders have proved that already, but we know Redcar will give us stiff opposition.”

LEICESTER: Nick Morris, Connor Mountain, Kyle Howarth, Dan Thompson, Richie Worrall, Ben Morley, Joe Thompson.
REDCAR: Charles Wright, Adam Roynon, Lewis Kerr, Kasper Andersen, Erik Riss, Jason Edwards, Jordan Jenkins.