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King's Lynn icon feels he will only get better

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The King’s Lynn Stars are due to host their first home league meeting of the 2022 Premiership season versus Belle Vue tomorrow.

Club icon Niels-Kristian Iversen, who turns 40 next month and arrived in Lynn at short notice, feels that once he is better prepared the fans will see the best the Dane has to offer.

Iversen has had numerous memorable spells at the Adrian Flux Arena, beginning as a teenager way back in 2001.

Niels-Kristian Iversen all smiles before the meeting. (56280364)
Niels-Kristian Iversen all smiles before the meeting. (56280364)

He answered Lynn’s latest call to arms when compatriot Peter Kildemand picked up an injury just before the campaign began.

The Esbjerg-born rider stated so far on his spell back at the Minors & Brady Stars: “I wasn’t comfortable.

“It’s been a good start to the season, really, everywhere but I came here at short notice and I don’t feel 100 per cent prepared with my equipment and everything.

“If I’m here to stay here longer then obviously I need to be a little bit more prepared.

“I enjoy my stay and it’s always good to be here.

“I had a lot of good years with the club and it’s no different now; I always enjoy coming here.

“It was fun when we were at Peterborough. It’s good that everybody did do well and the team here seems to be a really solid side, so it’s always fun with the team like that.”

Iversen acknowledged that at first his presence was only initially guaranteed to be no more than brief due to factors beyond his control with the European leagues’ rules: “I cannot promise anything because it’s not only down to me, it’s the rules and regulations.”

Happily both parties have worked out a deal and enabled the 39-year-old to stay in the medium term.

Like Iversen, reserve Richie Worrall is another rider who feels the fans have yet to see his best form: “I seem to be scoring enough points and doing my job,” the St Helens-born rider said.

“I still don’t think I’m going as fast as I want to around here.

“I think there’s a little bit more to come from me speed-wise.

“The way I’ve been riding everywhere else I feel I’m a bit more quicker and aggressive.”

So far the 2022 tally is four league cup group stage wins home and away against Peterborough and Ipswich, resulting in Lynn qualifying for the final, and a 53-37 defeat at Wolverhampton in their opening Premiership fixture.

Lynn picked up a hard-fought in Manchester at Belle Vue on Monday night.

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