King’s Lynn Stars negotiating with Iversen to stay

An evening with Kings Lynn Speedway rider Niels-Kristian Iversen ANL-150811-221850009
An evening with Kings Lynn Speedway rider Niels-Kristian Iversen ANL-150811-221850009

Lynn Stars team boss Rob Lyon is locked in negotiations with Danish heat leader Niels-Kristian Iversen about the possibility of extending his short-term stay at the Adrian Flux Arena.

Iversen dropped his Elite League commitments over the winter before agreeing a two-month deal to help the Stars cope with Troy Batchelor’s absence through injury.

With Batchelor still not quite ready to return, injury-hit Lynn are hoping that the Dane might agree to an extension.

As Iversen prepares for his 2016 GP bow next weekend, Lyon said: “I’ve had a long discussion with Niels. We’re going to talk some more and then see what comes out of it. We’re literally at that stage at the moment, that’s all I can say.

“I think it’s fair to say he wants to do what’s best for him. He made that decision at the start of the year. He wanted to give the UK a miss because of the Grand Prix and wanting to become world champion.”

Lyon added: “He enjoys it here and he has some allegiance with this club and some loyalty. He wants to help us out where he can.

“I understand his reasons, it’s difficult, but we are still talking about it and we’ll continue to do that over the next week or so.

“Obviously we have to make a decision, and so does he, so it’ll be made in the next week.”

On Schlein’s shoulder injury, Lyon said: “It’s not as bad as we first feared, but Rory isn’t expected back for anything up to three months.

“We are going to have to bring somebody else in and he is aware of the situation.

“Hopefully we will announce a replacement in the next week or so.”