Captain for the night Kerr thanks King’s Lynn Stars fans

Kings Lynn Stars v Swindon in speedway action ANL-150909-204635009
Kings Lynn Stars v Swindon in speedway action ANL-150909-204635009
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King’s Lynn Roger Warnes Transport Stars reserve Lewis Kerr made a welcome appearance on Wednesday night and thanked the fans for their support as Lynn ended their season with a win over Swindon.

In his first appearance at the Adrian Flux Arena since his crash at Peterborough in the Premier League Fours a month ago, Kerr was installed as non-riding captain by team boss Rob Lyon (see page 126).

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Kings Lynn Stars Press Day ANL-151203-083314009

Kerr, who sustained a head injury riding for Newcastle, was interviewed on track before the season-closer.

The Heacham ace said: “I was at Mildenhall on Sunday and here tonight so I’m definitely getting the bug back. I’d just like to thank everyone for the support I have had, it’s been unbelievable.”

Kerr added: “I’ve picked up a lot in the last couple of weeks. The headaches aren’t as frequent. It’s all positive.”

On getting out and about now, he added: “It does help. I’ve stopped sleeping during the daytime. When I finally woke up in hospital and got told the support I’d had, it was unbelievable.”

The 25-year-old also plans to journey up to his other track, Premier Leaguers Newcastle Diamonds. The ‘gofundme’ account started by Caroline Love of Welney in aid of Kerr and his family has raised £12,600.

Final Elite League table

Team P F A Pts

Poole 28 1383 1131 65

Coventry 28 1278 1189 61

Swindon 28 1290 1240 57

Belle Vue 28 1325 1223 53

Lynn 28 1276 1263 51

Leicester 28 1172 1360 28

Wolverhampton 28 1168 1385 28

Lakeside 28 1207 1308 27