King’s Lynn Stars reserve rider Morris faces former club Wolves

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Ashley Morris faces his former club when the King’s Lynn Roger Warnes Transport Stars host Wolverhampton Wolves tomorrow.

The two sides are locked one place and one point apart in the Elite League table.

Stars boss Rob Lyon has kept his side unchanged for the meeting with heat leader spaces being taken by Speedway Best Pairs winner Niels-Kristian Iversen, fellow Dane Kenneth Bjerre and club captain Rory Schlein.

The visitors have been forced into a late change with Kyle Howarth replacing Tobiasz Musielak, after he suffered a broken collarbone on Sunday whilst racing in Poland.

Birmingham-born Morris arrived at the Adrian Flux Arena just before the start of this speedway season after coming back from an injury suffered in a crash at Lynn last year.

Stars number one Iversen and skipper Schlein watched the Brummie reserve youngster in action in pre-season at Lynn to confirm he had recovered full fitness.

Fast Track rider Morris, who has just celebrated his 21st birthday, said he needed the change of scenery: “My last few years have been spent riding for Dudley and Wolves around Monmore Green, so it’s a challenge riding at King’s Lynn.It’s probably what I need to forward my career.”

Lyon hopes that the away win over Leicester last week will be the start of a consistent run for his side with a busy month ahead.

He said: “Let’s hope that is the start of a consistent run of form as we continue our busy month racing.”

Meanwhile, Dale Allitt’s King’s Lynn Stebbings Car Superstore Young Stars returned from Mildenhall’s West Row empty handed following a 51-40 defeat to the Fen Tigers on Sunday afternoon.

The Young Stars pulled off an away win in the Knockout Cup earlier in the season, but they couldn’t do the same for their National League visit.

Number one and joint captain James Cockle led the side with a 13 point haul, while fellow heat leader Tom Stokes pitched in with 8 paid 9 points.

Despite taking an early four point lead, the Young Stars failed to hold on to it and found themselves 14 points behind after heat 10. Cockle won heat 11 whilst on a tactical ride with Josh Bailey claiming second, which give the Young Stars an 8-1 advantage, but that was the last advantage that they scored in the final five heats.

The home side ended the meeting with back-to-back 4-2 heat advantages to hand the Young Stars an 11 point defeat.

Fen Tigers: Daniel Halsey 13, Connor Mountain 11+1, Jack Kingston 11, Luke Ruddick 7+1, Tom Bacon 5+1, Connor Coles 4+1

Young Stars: James Cockle 13, Tom Stokes 8+1, Josh Bailey 6+2, Scott Campos 6+1, Shane Hazelden 4, Layne Cupitt 2, Ryan Kinsley 1+1.

Teams, Stars: 1 Niels-Kristian Iversen, 2 Robert Lambert, 3 Rory Schlein, 4 Nicklas Porsing, 5 Kenneth Bjerre, 6 Ashley Morris, 7 Lewis Kerr.

Wolves: 1 Fredrik Lindgren, 2 Jacob Thorssell, 3 Kyle Howarth (G), 4 Ricky Wells, 5 Peter Karlsson, 6 Lewis Blackbird, 7 Josh Bates.

Elite League top four

Team P F A Pt

Coventry 11 508 459 28

Poole 8 375 342 18

Lynn 8 374 350 16

Wolverhampton 8 367 361 15