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King’s Lynn Stars skipper Josh Pickering says he can’t wait to finally get started with his long awaited club debut on Monday.

And he’s reminding fans to arrive at Peterborough for the Easter Monday clash at the right time after it was switched to 5pm!

Aussie ace Pickering has had limited action since making the long trip to the UK at the start of March – but he’s kept himself busy finding somewhere to live!

Josh Pickering - Credit: Ian Burt. (55724801)
Josh Pickering - Credit: Ian Burt. (55724801)

The Minors and Brady Stars face up to a hectic spell after two postponements so far.

After Monday they have their opening home meeting of the season against Peterborough next Thursday, followed by Ipswich at home on Monday April 25 and then the return trip to Suffolk on April 28.

Said Pickering: “I feel like I’ve been back here in the UK for ages and I’ve not been on the bike much.

“I’m raring to go and I can’t wait to finally get started with King’s Lynn, it seems we’ve done a lot of talking but now it’s time to go racing.

“I’m looking forward to Monday at Peterborough, I hope everyone remembers to get there at the right time after it was changed, 5pm start, and then it’s our first home meeting next Thursday.

“I can’t believe it will be a month since Lewi Kerr’s testimonial when we race at home again but now we have a busy

spell so it’s all about catching up on our League Cup meetings.

“Hopefully we can win both our home meetings and see if we can get points away from home somewhere along the line.”

Pickering has moved his base in the UK to a more central location after being based north last year.

“I’ve got a place in Wolverhampton now, a perfect spot for travelling around the country,” he said.

“And I’m sorted for workshop facilities too so it’s a big relief for me to have all that in place and we can settle down and enjoy our racing from here. I’m looking forward to it.

“The team looks good and with my Championship meetings with Edinburgh it’s going to be hectic but I prefer that than hanging around waiting.

“So far one home and one away, both cancelled, has been so frustrating but we now have lots to look forward to.”



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