King's Lynn Stars bring in Redcar rider Edwards
The King's Lynn Stars Jason Edwards to take a Rising Star position.
Edwards, 19, joins the Minors & Brady Stars as an injury replacement for Jack Thomas, who broke both wrists in a crash at the Adrian Flux Arena earlier this month.
Thomas has received good news in that he will not require an operation, but he is still ruled out for the immediate future and Edwards will make his debut in Thursday’s vital home Premiership clash with Sheffield.
And he comes into the top-flight having a enjoyed a sustained run of good form with his parent club Redcar in the Championship, which has led to a host of guest bookings elsewhere.
Manager Alex Brady said: “Jason’s a well-measured and well-calculated young man, and when I spoke to him he’d already been thinking about potentially riding in the Premiership and what it would mean for him.
“He’s come across really well, I’m very impressed with his attitude and he’s a rider who’s doing some good things at the moment, so I’m pleased to have him with us.
“He’s also very busy on his bike at the moment, which can only be good for us, and he will be in the team on Thursday.
“Jake (Mulford) has some grasstrack commitments abroad which means he has to dash off early on Friday morning, so I felt it would be prudent to go with Jason for what’s a really important match for us – we can’t afford to take any chances.”
Meanwhile Thomas was initially expected to be sidelined for up to eight weeks – but the most recent update is far more encouraging.
Brady said: “Jack broke one wrist and shattered the other, but when he went back for a scan on Friday, he found that the one he shattered is actually knitting together really well, and he doesn’t need an operation.
“His cast should be off at the back end of the first week in July, so as things stand he’s even hoping to have a skid after our Pairs round (July 7).
“He’s desperate to get back on a bike, and as it’s better than expected he’s over the moon.”