2022 British Speedway Season


    IPSWICH boss Ritchie Hawkins is desperate to avoid repeating a “terrible result” when they host King’s Lynn at Foxhall tonight (Thursday).

    Whilst the Witches have won twice at the Adrian Flux Arena this season, their Premiership play-off hopes were severely dented by a shock home defeat on the Stars’ last visit.

    Ipswich welcome Anders Rowe back from injury but Jason Crump is still out, and is replaced by Rory Schlein. The Stars are at full strength with Cameron Heeps returning against the side with whom he started the season.

    Hawkins said: “We can’t be losing at home again this season so in that respect we need a win regardless of the occasion.

    “Obviously, it was a terrible result when they won at our place earlier on in the year and we need to put that right.

    “It will be another tough meeting as they go well at our place, and they are starting to move into a bit of form. We are going to have to perform well, and I’m pleased to have our 1-7 back.”

    King’s Lynn boss Alex Brady said: “The key now is keeping that belief together and getting some momentum going.

    “We need to be going to Ipswich believing we can win. We have won there already this season and that was while we were going through a tough time.

    “Without wanting to speak too soon I do feel the tide has turned a little bit and we are certainly looking forward to the rest of the season together, doing our best to move forward as a team.”

    IPSWICH: Rory Schlein, Anders Rowe, Danny King, Jake Allen, Craig Cook, Drew Kemp, Paul Starke.
    KING’S LYNN: Thomas Jorgensen, Cameron Heeps, Erik Riss, Lewis Kerr, Richard Lawson, Connor Mountain, Ricky Wells.