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Boss Dale Allitt wants to invoke comeback spirit as King’s Lynn Stars head to Swindon

Troy Batchelor is a familiar face around the King's Lynn pits. Picture: Ian Burt

Troy Batchelor is a familiar face around the King's Lynn pits. Picture: Ian Burt

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King’s Lynn Stars boss Dale Allitt wants his side to take momentum from last week’s last gasp win over Leicester into tonight’s trip to Swindon (7.30pm).

The Stars head to The Abbey Stadium high in confidence after fighting back from an eight-point deficit against the Lions to seal a 48-42 victory.

Allitt believes it was important that his riders highlighted their grit and determination in that result and says points on the road are going to be crucial.

“I was proud of the team in the end against Leicester because we showed some good qualities – we didn’t panic and we dug deep for the win,” said Allitt.

“We have to use that to our advantage now and we’re hoping we can go to Swindon, give them a good run for their money and come away with some more league points.

“There’s no reason why we can’t do that either; Troy (Batchelor) and Lewis (Rose) used to ride for the Robins and know the track very well and Chris (Holder) and Robert (Lambert) always seem to score some very useful points at The Abbey.

“If they can deliver the points we’re expecting and the other riders can chip in with a few too, then we stand a good chance of getting a result.

“We’ve got three straight home league fixtures after this trip and if we could go into that run with a positive result on the road behind us, then we’d give ourselves a great chance of moving our way up the table.”

The Robins return to the Abbey having claimed impressive away wins at Somerset and Poole in their last two outings, but boss Alun Rossiter has warned his side they “can’t take their foot off the gas” tonight.

“King’s Lynn have a talented side, so you certainly can’t write them off,” Rossiter said. “They’ve got riders capable of beating anyone and putting in big scores, so we’ll need to be at our best.

“We’ve had two really good away wins since our last home meeting, so we’ll be back on our own patch high on confidence. But we can’t take our foot off the gas.”

Swindon: Jason Doyle, Bradley Wilson-Dean, Adam Ellis, David Bellego, Nick Morris, Dany Gappmaier, Zach Wajtknecht.

King’s Lynn: Chris Holder, Lewis Rose, Nicklas Porsing, Troy Batchelor, Robert Lambert, Kai Huckenbeck, Josh Bailey.

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