2022 British Speedway Season

    PREVIEW: LEICESTER v SCUNTHORPE (Champ)

    LEICESTER hand a full Championship debut to new signing Hans Andersen when they face Scunthorpe at the Paul Chapman & Sons Arena tonight (Saturday).

    The Lions have also confirmed they have agreed a deal in principle with former Sheffield racer Zaine Kennedy, who will come into their side when he receives an exemption certificate which enables him to travel from Australia.

    In the meantime, they bring in Jake Knight on a short-term basis, whilst the Scorpions have Danny King guesting at No.1 with Adam Ellis racing for GB in the European Pairs in Hungary.

    Lions boss Stewart Dickson said: “Zaine applied for his certificate last week, these things can take time of course, but he is confident it should be with him next week so he will be able to travel.

    “Jake is fully aware of our situation, he’s a rider we’ve spoken to recently, and this is a good opportunity for him whilst he’s looking to build himself back up in terms of set-up for this level.

    “It’s an important meeting for us. We’re facing a much stronger Scunthorpe team than the one we faced a few weeks ago in the Cup, so we need to keep our good home form going with an all-round team performance.”

    Scorpions star Theo Pijper said: “Leicester is quite a hard track for me, but I’ll do my best to chip in. We’ll try to run them close and get something and who knows maybe even a win.”

    LEICESTER: Hans Andersen, Jake Knight, Kyle Howarth, Ryan Douglas, Nick Morris, Dan Thompson, Joe Thompson.
    SCUNTHORPE: Danny King, Simon Lambert, Theo Pijper, Tero Aarnio, Thomas Jorgensen, Jordan Palin, Josh MacDonald.