Young Dane remains scoreless after two meetings at Adrian Flux Arena
King’s Lynn Stars riders, management and fans have rallied around young reserve Kasper Andersen.
The 20-year-old Dane has been scoreless during the first two home meetings of the campaign, including the latest 52-38 win over local rivals Ipswich in the Premiership Supporters’ Cup.
However the Bramming-born rider played a crucial part in the Premiership Shield away win at Poole Pirates – always a tough place to obtain a positive result – with a tally of 6+1 points.
It left Lynn with a 50-50 record: one win and one loss apiece in two clashes each with Poole and Ipswich.
Poultec Stars new temporary team manager Peter Schroeck, who bagged his first Lynn home success against the Witches, said afterwards that fans need to be patient.
Both Ty Proctor ( points against the Witches) and Andersen were unhappy with their performances, with the youngster being particularly down, but ex-Rye House boss Schroeck said: “Just bear with one or two of them because they’re beating themselves up more than anybody else.
“If they’re all scoring seven or eight points in that sort of region they’re going to win the meetings. It’s no good one scoring 15 and the other ones nothing. We’re working as a team.
“Although Kasper is on a bit of a downer at the moment, it’s one of those things and this system sometimes doesn’t allow you to do certain things. But he is going to bounce back. We’re going to stick with him and he’s going to do the job.
“All the other boys couldn’t be any prouder of him. They’re doing really well. There’s not many people, and I know this for a fact, who can go down to Poole and do well. He was one of the major players.
Fans also backed Andersen at the post-Ipswich press conference.
Team-mate Michael Palm Toft commented in some words of comfort: “This track is hard to dial into. I remember when I first came and signed for King’s Lynn I thought I was going to do good here.
“I didn’t do very well. It does take time to bed in here. He’ll get there.”
After last night’s (Monday) short trip to Peterborough, Lynn host Swindon next Monday (29).