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King's Lynn skipper ready to return to UK for new speedway season

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New King’s Lynn Stars skipper Josh Pickering is ready to book his flight back from Australia to the UK for the new season.

With the calendar moving to February the new season is only seven weeks away and Pickering and fellow Australian riders are starting to plan their UK return.

Pickering is one of several news faces in the Minors and Brady Stars side this year as they look to banish the memories of a tough 2021.

Josh Pickering, who has been named the new captain at King's Lynn Speedway, on one wheel. (54390002)
Josh Pickering, who has been named the new captain at King's Lynn Speedway, on one wheel. (54390002)

“It’s getting that time of year again,” he said. “I’m looking at coming back at the end of February to get things sorted and ready for the season.”

Pickering has revealed how he has already struck up a good long distance relationship with boss Alex Brady.

“I have been in contact with Alex (Brady) and we talk a fair bit which is nice,” he said.

“We are both excited for what’s to come this year and really looking forward to knowing him better and the rest of the management team at Lynn.

“At the time of my move to Lynn I was a little bit shocked not to be offered a team place at Sheffield but not disappointed.

“However I couldn’t be happier to be going to King’s Lynn. It was a track I enjoyed riding last season when I visited so I’m happy to have that as my home track.”

Meanwhile, Lewis Kerr has added twins Stevie and Richie Worrall to his testimonial line-up at the Adrian Flux Arena on Sunday March 20.

The former Stars skipper, who is back in the team for 2022, is expected to pull in a bumper crowd.

He said: “Having both Steve and Richie Worrall agreeing to do my meeting is great for me.

“We all know each other well and I’ve ridden with them both before. We came from similar backgrounds and I have a lot of respect for them both.

“Stevie broke his leg a few years back and that kind of held him back a bit but the move to Wolverhampton this season will be a big move for him and the pressure he will have on his shoulders will make him the rider I know he can do.

“Richie is a different sort of character to his brother and we are in the same Lynn team together this year. I’ve said before he will be the best reserve in the league this season and I know he won’t want to be down there too long.”

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