KING’S Lynn have the chance for a double over A47 rivals Peterborough when they meet in the League Cup at the Adrian Flux Arena tonight (Thursday).
The Stars took a terrific win in Monday’s reverse fixture and can put themselves in a strong position in the group with another victory.
They are racing at home for the first time this season, and face a Panthers side using rider-replacement for Michael Palm Toft who is out with concussion – but Benjamin Basso does return from U21 duty for the visitors. Manager Rob Lyon is also back in charge after missing the match on Monday.
Stars boss Alex Brady said: “I’d urge everyone to come out and really get behind the boys, because Monday’s result has given us all a real feel-good factor.
“If we win on Thursday then we just need to win one of our last two, home and away against Ipswich, to get through to the Cup Final, and who would have thought that seven or eight months ago?
“We had our fair share of bad luck at Peterborough but we were so pleased with how it finished, and now we need everyone’s support at home.”
Panthers co-promoter Carl Johnson said: “Rob’s back for Thursday, I know he was looking in on Monday and keeping in touch, and hopefully there will be some more fireworks at King’s Lynn!
“We had a look at the options for Michael, we felt this one was best, and the boys go well there so hopefully we’ll be able to turn things around.”
KING’S LYNN: Niels-Kristian Iversen, Thomas Jorgensen, Josh Pickering, Lewis Kerr, Richard Lawson, Richie Worrall, Jack Thomas.
PETERBOROUGH: Michael Palm Toft R/R, Scott Nicholls, Ulrich Ostergaard, Hans Andersen, Chris Harris, Benjamin Basso, Jordan Palin.