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King's Lynn Stars recruit Scott Nicholls as guest for Ipswich Witches clash on Monday

Fresh from top-scoring against King’s Lynn at their Adrian Flux Arena track, Scott Nicholls was swiftly recruited as the Stars’ guest for their home clash with Ipswich Witches on Monday.

The seven-times speedway British Champion, who grabbed 11+1 points for his club Peterborough on Thursday night (July 1) at Lynn, was brought in by team boss Peter Schroeck for what will be the Minors & Brady Stars’ second home derby in four days.

Schroeck said after the A47 derby 36-54 loss to the Panthers: “I worked with Scott before when I was at Rye House. We get on really well so hopefully he will help us get over this thing a little bit quicker.

Scott Nicholls, centre, will guest for the King's Lynn Stars against Ipswich on Monday night. (48803057)
Scott Nicholls, centre, will guest for the King's Lynn Stars against Ipswich on Monday night. (48803057)

“Scott is a guest for Erik (Riss) who is going to be out for another week or so. It gives us a little bit more firepower and Scott brings in a bit of experience.”

Lynn's guest versus Peterborough, former Lynn skipper Rory Schlein, took no further part after he slid off in Heat six.

Schroeck added: “When this happened with Rory, when you lose your number one and we were only two points down, and then we had this big break in between, you lose your momentum.

“He’s in a lot of pain and we hope he’s going to be okay but we’ll find out in the next few hours.

“We beat Ipswich when they were at home and when they beat us here we were fighting the weather and a lot of things.

“We made the changes since then. Cameron (debutant Heeps) has got a couple of days to rest. He had a meeting last night at Poole which was quite heavy for him.

“Thomas (Jorgensen) will be back for Monday.”

Both Jorgensen and Riss missed the Peterborough defeat with shoulder injuries.

Meanwhile, Schroeck will be concentrating on his own troops and not the prospect of Craig Cook, who rode twice for Lynn at the beginning of this season before leaving by mutual consent, notching points against them for Ipswich.

Schroeck said: “I’m not worried about Craig Cook. He had to leave here for a reason and that’s between me and Craig.

“If Craig had been here today it would have been no different; in fact if anything it would’ve probably been worse because he didn’t want to be here.

“As much as we try to want to butter it up, he didn’t want to be here, people have seen it and it was affecting the other riders.

“At the end of day I’m not worried about what Craig Cook is going to do; I’m not worried about what Jason Crump is going to do.

“We’ve got to focus on ourselves because that’s all we can do. I know all the boys will be up for it, so let’s bring it on.”

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