Man of the moment Robert Lambert is desperate to see King’s Lynn make it three successive home wins as they host Poole at the Adrian Flux Arena tonight (Wednesday 27, 7.30pm).
MAN of the moment Robert Lambert is desperate to see King’s Lynn make it three successive home wins as they host Poole at the Adrian Flux Arena on Wednesday (7.30).
The Roger Warnes Transport Stars have earned hard-fought victories against Coventry and Leicester in their last two outings at the Saddlebow Road venue.
And last-heat heroics from Lambert saw them snatch a confidence-boosting draw from Beaumont Park in the return fixture against the Lions on Saturday.
They will now face arguably their toughest test of the season so far against the highly-rated Pirates – but Lambert is keen to see them continue their strong form.
With the loss of inspirational skipper Rory Schlein due to injury dealing them a blow, the young gun believes winning their home meetings will hold the key to maintaining their play-off ambitions before they return to full strength.
Lambert said: “We had a bit of a setback losing Rory (Schlein), having an injury to a key rider this early in the season isn’t good but we’ve got to keep doing the business until he’s back.
“Hopefully we can keep picking up the points and make sure we are in a good position ready for when Rory and Troy Batchelor are back from their injuries.
“If we just keep winning our home meetings and have a few good away performances then I’m sure we’ll be able to make it to the play-offs.”
The Stars have drafted in seven-times British Champion Scott Nicholls to guest for Schlein, whilst Lewis Rose returns to the side at No.7 in place of Simon Lambert.
Nikolaj B Jakobsen makes his debut in place of the ill Kai Huckenbeck.
Meanwhile, Poole welcome Danish ace Bjarne Pedersen back into their line-up after he was snapped up as a replacement for struggling skipper Davey Watt whilst Stuart Robson guests for the injured Kyle Newman at reserve.
LYNN: Niels-Kristian Iversen, Mads Korneliussen, Robert Lambert, Nikolaj B Jakobsen, Scott Nicholls, Carl Wilkinson, Lewis Rose.
POOLE: Chris Holder, Brady Kurtz, Bjarne Pedersen, Krzysztof Buczkowski, Hans Andersen, Adam Ellis, Stuart Robson.