WOLVERHAMPTON and King’s Lynn clash at Monmore Green tonight (Monday, 8pm) in the first televised Premiership fixture of the season.
Whilst Wolves reached the play-offs in 2021, the Stars are looking to bounce back from a nightmare campaign and have very much done so in the League Cup, winning all four matches to qualify from the southern group.
Wolves are forced into a change with No.8 Joe Thompson stepping in for Leon Flint, who has a shoulder injury – and promoter Chris Van Straaten expects a tough encounter.
He said: “King’s Lynn are a far different proposition to the King’s Lynn we’ve faced here for the last couple of years,” he said.
“There are a lot of riders in that team with experience of the Monmore Green circuit – especially with Niels-Kristian Iversen who is the track record holder here.
“There doesn’t appear to be a weak link in King’s Lynn’s side so far, so each one of the Wolverhampton riders have got to be firing and they’ve all got to be on top form.”
Stars boss Alex Brady said: “Wolves is a very tough place to go, we all know that, and they’re a team full of home track specialists.
“But we’ve got a lot of riders who go well there, and I’m really looking forward to it.
“The brief will always be the same for us: try and get something away from home, whether it’s a point to start with, see where we’re at, and see what we can build on from there.”
WOLVERHAMPTON: Sam Masters, Steve Worrall, Luke Becker, Ryan Douglas, Nick Morris, Drew Kemp, Joe Thompson.
KING’S LYNN: Niels-Kristian Iversen, Thomas Jorgensen, Richard Lawson, Lewis Kerr, Josh Pickering, Richie Worrall, Jack Thomas.