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Dale Allitt considering his role at the Adrian Flux Arena




Dale Allitt is still not 100 per cent sure whether he will continue as King's Lynn Stars team manager next year despite guiding them to their highest-ever league position in 2018.

Under Allitt, Lynn finished the regular SGB Premiership speedway season in top spot – for the first time in the club's history at top-flight level – before they narrowly lost to perennial title threat Poole in the championship-deciding Play-off Grand Final.

But with Allitt already stating he will work closer with Stars skipper Robert Lambert, as reported in Friday’s Lynn News, he is uncertain what he will do next term.

Allitt's decision will also take into consideration the make-up of the league now that Stars owner Keith ‘Buster’ Chapman has bought Peterborough and Ipswich who have both moved up to the Premiership.

British Speedway Promoters Association (BSPA) chairman Chapman announced the move at the sport’s recent annual meeting.

Team boss Dale Allitt at the end. (4731334)
Team boss Dale Allitt at the end. (4731334)

Allitt, who in his co-promoter role will continue to build a Tru Plant Stars team over the winter, said: “I think there are lots of things to consider, really.

"The playing field has changed a little bit regarding the role at King’s Lynn – not just the team, but also what Buster has done.

“But I’ll be involved a lot more with Robert in 2019 so the main thing is the three teams (Lynn, Peterborough and Ipswich) are competitive. I’m sure that’ll be the case and if I can achieve that, then I’ll try and help.

“Because it’s so close from the AGM as we speak now, there’s so much to do. The main thing is that King’s Lynn produce a good team again and I’m very much involved in that.

"I’m involved in building a team hoping it’s something that will be competitive – and I’m sure it will be.

“Going forward, it’s something we need to discuss what is best for everything, really. If I’m doing what I did last season then it will be ‘game on’ again.

“But at the moment there is so much to do to make sure that everything’s right for everyone across the board and that these clubs retain their individuality.”

Allitt, whose birthday it was on Saturday, pointed out that Peterborough in particular need help following the decision of team boss Carl Johnson to step down.

“Carl has made his decision and at the moment they haven’t got a team manager,” said Allitt of a role that he briefly held at the Panthers.



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