King’s Lynn Young Stars begin campaign

King's Lynn Young Stars Speedway Press and Practice Day at The Norfolk Arena, Saddlebow.

Layne Cupitt in action ANL-160330-172719009

King's Lynn Young Stars Speedway Press and Practice Day at The Norfolk Arena, Saddlebow. Layne Cupitt in action ANL-160330-172719009

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Dale Allitt says his King’s Lynn Young Stars side shows strength in depth.

The Young Stars begin their 2016 National League season tomorrow at home to Eastbourne at the Adrian Flux Arena.

Allitt said: “It’s a team that is packed full of potential. I firmly believe we’re strong throughout the side.

“I’d be disappointed if we weren’t to get into the play-offs. The league is open like it was last year.

“We are mindful that you need to be solid at home to be in the play-off picture. If you win your home matches and pick up a bonus few points away, then you’ll be in the mix.”

Manager Allitt added of heat leader signing Nathan Greaves, the only change in the team: “I feel he will be an out-and-out superstar at this level, just as Niels-Kristian Iversen is for the Elite League side.

“He’s already won an U15’s title, league championships – a lot at this level. The budget here can’t be offered as much as other sides, but other factors – track time, progression, etc – we can offer. I think Nathan can help us and we can help him.

“He will form a very good partnership with the likes of Tom Stokes and Josh Bailey.”

Yesterday’s meeting (Monday) between the King’s Lynn Stars and Coventry Bees was postponed due to the predicted weather forecast. A re-arranged date will be announced.

The return meeting at Coventry is next Monday. The next home date is on April 21 versus Leicester.

Commercial manager Marc Gent has departed the club.

He Tweeted at the weekend: “I’ve enjoyed working at King’s Lynn speedway for the past five years, but all good things must come to an end and today it did.”