King's Lynn Stars boss backing his one-to-seven against Premiership rivals
King’s Lynn Stars team manager Alex Brady backs his one-to-seven against any other Premiership side out there for the 2022 season.
The Minors & Brady Stars recently revealed their full team for next year in front of supporters at the Adrian Flux Arena.
Overall the six-team line-up seems more competitive compared to 2021 with many sides able to attract world class riders who normally race in Europe.
For example, Lynn have signed Grand Prix veteran Danish ace Peter Kildemand, while East Anglian rivals Ipswich Witches have recruited former world champion, Australian Jason Doyle.
Brady said: “Obviously there’s been some announcements from other teams and I know there’s been some comments about how we compare to that.
“I honestly believe our seven, and our number eight as well, will massively compare to that.
“We’ve got a side, a one to seven and a number eight who will give us strength in depth and yes, it’s going to be a vast improvement on this season.”
Brady on the troubled 2021 campaign, when Lynn finished bottom of the table: “We took some big strides in the right direction.
“We won a meeting here which was nice. The mood in the camp was very, very good.
“We tried to stick in some faces in for 2022 with what we were trying to achieve with Thomas (Jorgensen), Lewi (Kerr) and Richard (Lawson) as well.
“There’s a lot of positives to take from what we did do but ultimately it’s about what we want to achieve at the end of it.”
His experience of team management was very different to what he expected when joining the club midway through the season.
“Very different to what I expected,” Brady added at the supporters’ meeting earlier in the month.
“To be honest, I thought it was going to be very easy: turn up, just talk to the seven riders and pick them, for which one goes in which heat.
“I thought it would be as easy as that. Dale (Allitt, co-promoter) did tell me and warn me it wouldn’t be quite as simple as that.
“There’s a lot more complexities to it than I could ever explain if we sat down for three, four or five hours, but overall it was a really good experience and I absolutely loved it.”
Allitt shared fans’ frustration at the way last term unfolded, which include a big turnover of riders and the departure of previous team boss Peter Schroeck: “We appreciate the fans get frustrated, but then so do we.
“It wasn’t for the lack of trying; it was a roller coaster which resulted in probably something that’s never happened at King’s Lynn with so many changes - because things weren’t working.
“Bringing Alex in was a breath of fresh air. It’s what the club needs. It’s a bit of deja vu, really, for me because in 2017 we had the same problem.
“We reset and we had a great 2018. It’s a little bit like that and, as I said then, it’s about putting the pride into being a King’s Lynn fan again.”