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Popular speedway boss gives strongest indication yet that he will remain in charge at Adrian Flux Arena

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King’s Lynn Stars co-promoter Dale Allitt will almost certainly be team manager for the forthcoming 2019 speedway season.

The boss guided the Tru Plant Stars to their best-ever top flight finish last year, finishing as league leaders before missing out on the title by a handful of points overall in the two-legged Play-Off Grand Final to Poole Pirates.

Now the Adrian Flux Arena outfit have sorted out their team, the rest of whom will be steadily revealed over the winter, Allitt confirmed that – barring any last-minute changes – he will resume his role.

Ty Proctor was unveiled as Lynn's third rider for the 2019 season. Here pictured with team boss Dale Allitt.. (6913193)
Ty Proctor was unveiled as Lynn's third rider for the 2019 season. Here pictured with team boss Dale Allitt.. (6913193)

Allitt had told the Lynn News last October that he was considering whether to continue as manager; but on Thursday he gave his strongest indication yet it’s all systems go when revealing: “Yes, I think it’s pretty likely that’ll be the case.

“There are no stumbling blocks.

“Obviously the dynamics have changed very much over the last few months with Buster’s (club owner Keith Chapman) acquisition of other clubs (Ipswich and Peterborough).

“Buster’s away at the moment but, you know, I’ve always said that whatever happens, we’d build a team. We’ve gone ahead and done that, and equally, things do change.

“I’m very committed at the moment to making sure King’s Lynn are a very competitive outfit again. I think that’ll be the case, and that the team that has been put together will be one that’s formidable.

“It’s got many strengths that we had last year, with the fact of how it’s built.”

The co-promoter added of his SGB Premiership rivals: “Again, you look at the way teams have been built throughout the league and you’ve got a distinct difference between real top-end power and just strength in depth.

“You’ve seen Ipswich and Poole, and then you see the other examples.

“I think from our point of view we’re very lucky that we have got one of the best riders in the country in Robert Lambert.

“Having him as number one – there’s only Jason Doyle that bettered his averages last year.”

Aussie Ty Proctor became the third 2019 rider to be announced at the Tatum and Pearson Evening on Thursday at the stadium (see page 46).

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