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King's Lynn boss 'over the moon' with winter signings

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King’s Lynn boss Alex Brady has declared he is ‘over the moon’ with his winter signings.

Brady has brought in Josh Pickering from Sheffield and youngster Jack Thomas, with Richie Worrall and Niels-Kristian Iversen starting a second spell with the club.

Brady admits he had some worrying moments team building, freely admitting last week he missed out on Jason Doyle who chose Ipswich, Lynn’s great rivals.

Stars manager Alex Brady - Credit: Ian Burt. (55669025)
Stars manager Alex Brady - Credit: Ian Burt. (55669025)

But the different pieces in the jigsaw fell into place and Brady is pleased with the balance of his side.

He said: “I’m over the moon to welcome Josh Pickering, Jack Thomas and Richie Worrall to the club for 2022.

“None of these three will need any introduction but Josh was the one person I was desperate to sign over the winter and headed every list of team permutations for us, and I’m delighted that he’s also agreed to be our captain for 2022.

“Jack is obviously very local to us, and is desperate to be successful for King’s Lynn. Richie has been with us previously and had a great year, and returns as an even better rider, and my belief is that he is the best reserve in this league by some distance.”

Meanwhile, skipper Pickering has revealed how he had already agreed to go back to Sheffield before switching to Lynn!

He said: “I was all set to go back there and was happy to go back because I’d had such a good time there, but then the issue cropped up and they called me and said they would have to let me go.

“I knew there were other clubs short of riders so I wasn’t in a panic or anything like that, I just knew the phone would ring and within a matter of hours King’s Lynn had made contact.

“It didn’t take long to agree on the deal and here I am, happy to be fixed up and ready to race for the Stars!

“King’s Lynn have always had a good reputation and Buster Chapman is the best track man around, along with his team.

“I like this place. I came here twice last season and hit big numbers for Sheffield so now it’s my home track I’m looking forward to getting used to it more and settling in.”

King’s Lynn face a busy spell to round off their League Cup group.

They head to Peterborough on Bank Holiday Monday, April 18, with a 5pm start time and a big crowd expected.

Panthers then visit the Adrian Flux Arena on Thursday, April 21, with a trip to Ipswich now arranged for April 28.

If the Minors & Brady Stars can win the group they will face the winners of the northern group in the final – and with Sheffield having bagged two away wins they are favourites to go through.

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