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King's Lynn rider says 'the best is yet to come' ahead of derby return against Ipswich

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Richard Lawson insists his best is yet to come as he bids to help King’s Lynn to a Premiership League Cup clean sweep at Ipswich tonight.

The hard-to-please heat leader pocketed seven-paid-nine as the Minors & Brady Stars left the Witches spellbound on Monday.

That 56-34 success booked King’s Lynn’s place in the final irrespective of what happens at Foxhall Heath but with derby pride at stake and the last of some early-season gremlins to banish, Lawson is looking to kick on at his former club.

Richard Lawson prepares to go out on track - Credit: Ian Burt. (55560255)
Richard Lawson prepares to go out on track - Credit: Ian Burt. (55560255)

“Monday was a quiet one up until heat 13 when I got my finger out,” he said.

“The bike worked a lot better, though, so I was happy with that. I don’t feel like I am 100 per cent dialled in yet for one reason or another but we are getting there.

“The previous week was just a nightmare. The engine was not performing as it should have, I went on the other bike which was not as good and then we got a puncture followed by a chain snap.

“I am just glad things have been a bit smoother so far this week and I know what is needed. I was happy with my score from a mediocre night on Monday and hopefully we can kick on from here.”

The return fixture is likely to present a much sterner test with former Stars Erik Riss and Cameron Heeps, out through injury and illness on Monday, set to return for Ipswich. Danyon Hume, who showed glimpses of promise in two rides from number eight on Monday, comes in at reserve in place of the absent Paul Starke.

King’s Lynn head to Suffolk with a full one-to-seven and team boss Alex Brady names the same riding order for a fourth meeting in a row.

King's Lynn Stars: Niels-Kristian Iversen, Thomas Jorgensen, Josh Pickering, Lewis Kerr, Richard Lawson, Richie Worrall, Jack Thomas.

Ipswich Witches: Jason Doyle, Erik Riss, Cameron Heeps, Troy Batchelor, Danny King, Danyon Hume, Anders Rowe.

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