King's Lynn Stars close to completing their 2021 Premiership side
King’s Lynn co-promoter Dale Allitt said the Stars’ 2021 Premiership team is almost complete.
He revealed to the Lynn News that there remains just one more speedway rider out of the full seven to be signed-up at the Adrian Flux Arena.
So far the Minors and Brady Stars have recruited comeback racer Lewis Bridger, returning heat leader Craig Cook and Norwich-born club asset Ryan Kinsley as their rising star reserve for the new season – with a fourth rider to be announced on Friday (February 26), Allitt confirmed.
Allitt was also positive about prospects of starting the campaign as scheduled in May after coronavirus wiped out all 2020 league action, and said: “It all depends on what happens on the 22nd (the date for prime minister Boris Johnson to set out a road map for easing lockdown measures).
“I’ve read that 27 per cent of the adult population have had their first jab, and we’re only in mid-February so we’re quite ahead.
“Then we’ve got all March and April for the rest. You’d like to think that most of the adult population will have had their first jab by May and a lot of the elderly and vulnerable will have had two vaccinations, so fingers crossed, it is only going to go one way.”
Allitt has had health problems in the past and, being in group six of the waiting list for vaccinations, is due to have one soon.
His wife Jenni is an NHS professional so he sees “the worst side” of the pandemic and urges anyone who is eligible to receive a jab to do so as soon as possible.
“I’m down for some time between February 22 until the beginning of March being in the group who are not extremely vulnerable.
“I see the real side of it through Jenni; the worst side,” the former Stars and Young Stars team manager added.
“To get your life back you need to have a jab. It’s been very difficult in the last year and it’s about getting your life back to some sort of normality.”