LYNN Stars captain Mads Korneliussen says Swindon’s fine start to the new Elite League season has come as no surprise.
Korneliussen leads his side into battle against his in-form former club at the Norfolk Arena tomorrow night (7.30pm).
And Lynn’s great Dane is expecting a tough test from the Robins as the Stars look to bounce back from their Good Friday home defeat by the Peterborough Panthers.
Korneliussen said: “It isn’t a big surprise to see Swindon doing so well as they were tipped to be towards the top of the table.
“They’ve got a very good team on paper and, although that isn’t always the receipe for success, they have started off very well.
“Hans Anderson had a bad season last year but is back on fire, Troy Batchelor knows his way around Lynn very well and Peter Kildemand has been scoring points for fun at reserve.”
Team boss Rob Lyon, whose side were due to race at Wolverhampton last night, will revert the team back to their home meeting line-up with Korneliussen stepping up to number 5 and Maciej Janowski back in the number 3 race jacket.
Double-uppers Jordan Frampton and Dakota North will make their home debuts on Wednesday night against a Swindon side that is a stark contrast from last season.
Korneliussen is looking for an immediate response from Lynn after pushing the Robins so close in the away fixture a fortnight ago.
“We were unlucky not to come back with something from Swindon and it’s important that we can try and win by a score of more than seven so we get all three league points,” said Korneliussen.
“We owe our fans one following the defeat by Peterborough. Conditions were bad that night but that can’t be used as an excuse as Peterborough adapted to the track and the weather better than us.
“We are a good side and we need to start firing at the bottom end of the team. I think the fans will see us in a different light now that Kevin (Wolbert) is riding at reserve.”
The Robins added Grand Prix star Hans Andersen over the winter as well as the Australian former Lynn Star Troy Batchelor, who knows his way around the Arena after spending a number of seasons with the club.
Providing back up will be Britain’s Simon Stead and Australian duo Nick Morris and Jason Doyle, while Dane Peter Kildemand, who has been a revelation so far this season, and Robin Aspegren complete their team.
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Lynn Stars: 1 Niels-Kristian Iversen, 2 Daniel Nermark, 3 Maciej Janowski, 4 Jordan Frampton, 5 Mads Korneliussen, 6 Kevin Wolbert, 7 Dakota North
Swindon Robins: 1 Troy Batchelor, 2 Nick Morris, 3 Simon Stead, 4 Jason Doyle, 5 Hans Andersen, 6 Peter Kildemand, 7 Robin Aspregan.