King's Lynn Stars won't make wholesale changes for 2022
As the King’s Lynn Stars prepare to complete their 2021 season at Sheffield tomorrow (5pm), team boss Alex Brady says there will not be wholesale changes for next year.
Brady and colleagues including co-promoter Dale Allitt made it no secret that they have been planning next year’s one-to-seven for weeks.
Barring two handsome away wins by seven points or more worth four league points each (Lynn were due to travel to Peterborough last night) they are destined to finish bottom of the Premiership table behind local rivals Ipswich.
Brady said: “It feels like we’re starting to click now which is disappointing as the season is finishing in that respect.
“Planning for next year is, really when I took over, what my whole objective was. It’s a long winter ahead and I’ll be working every day and night to make sure we’re successful next year.
“There will be some fresh faces, perhaps.”
Brady confirmed it will be mix-and-match with some changes added to a spine of this year’s side: “There won’t be a full one-to-seven sweeping change.
“The boys who have come in have really given me food for thought,” he said.
“It’s been a difficult year for King’s Lynn and in the past King’s Lynn have been slated for being seen negatively for not acting quickly enough.”
Lynn have already displayed some continuity in securing the services of popular number one Richard Lawson and Thomas Jorgensen plus local skipper Lewis Kerr, who was on a two-year deal.
Brady said he is an admirer of one-off guest Michael Palm Toft, who returned to a Peterborough race vest during this season.
Palm Toft almost helped guide the Minors and Brady Stars to the league title during 2018 and it could be argued the contentious decision to exclude the Dane in that year’s play-offs Grand Final against Poole extinguished Lynn’s championship chances.
He was the guest for injured Stars spearhead Richard Lawson in the final home SGB Premiership meeting of 2021 at the Adrian Flux Arena versus Sheffield.
Lynn would likely face a battle with the Panthers if they wanted Palm Toft for next season.
Brady commented: “He attacked the track really well and I think that’s what it needed.
“You can see the riders who attacked the track and you can see it in their scorelines.
“Tofty is an excellent rider. I’m sure Peterborough will have something to say about him perhaps, looking at it something different.
“You know, if tonight was the only night we had him then I’m really pleased with him. He’s a really good rider.”