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King's Lynn boss forced to shuffle his pack for Premiership Pairs meeting

King’s Lynn Stars team manager Alex Brady will be forced to shuffle his injury-hit pack for the second round of the new Premiership Pairs series on Thursday at Ipswich.

Brady will be eager for another good showing as Richard Lawson and skipper Josh Pickering pulled off victory in the opening round at Peterborough on May 23 by defeating Sheffield duo Jack Holder and Adam Ellis in a controversial final which saw Ellis fall heavily at the start of the last lap.

Brady's original plan included Thomas Jorgensen but this has been ruled out because the Danish rider suffered two spills in Europe which caused him to miss the home Premiership defeat to Ipswich on Thursday.

Thomas Jorgensen - Credit: Ian Burt. (56932909)
Thomas Jorgensen - Credit: Ian Burt. (56932909)

The club have confirmed Brady is fielding his only two remaining riders who are eligible, Lawson and Pickering, since Niels-Kristian Iversen is unavailable for the second round, as is meeting reserve Jack Thomas who was injured versus Ipswich.

On Jorgensen, Brady had earlier told the Lynn News: "It's touch and go at this stage. I'll touch base with him over the weekend. If not, Josh will step up and take that slot.

"It's only two of your top four, and Niels is in a Swedish meeting that night as well, which takes priority, so Niels is unavailable for it.

"So it can only be Thomas, Josh or Rich Lawson. With reserve Jack (Thomas) not being fit it'll have to be Jake Mulford, our number eight, so yes, it's going to be tricky."

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