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Team boss Allitt urges his Stars to up game in front of their home fans

PUBLISHED: 18:40 09 May 2017 | UPDATED: 19:58 09 May 2017

Robert Lambert - back on his home track. Picture: Ian Burt

Robert Lambert - back on his home track. Picture: Ian Burt

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King’s Lynn are back in home action for the first time in three weeks when they host Leicester tonight (7.30pm).

The Stars slipped to a 50-40 defeat against Belle Vue before missing out at Wolverhampton on Bank Holiday Monday. But sandwiched in between those results was an important away win at Somerset.

Stars’ team manager Dale Allitt is expecting an entertaining clash against the Lions and has challenged his riders to up their game to earn a third victory of the season.

Said Allitt: “First and foremost it’s been a frustrating start to the season and it’s going to be good just to get back on home shale.

“This is certainly a wide open league this year and some of the bizarre results we’ve seen in recent weeks such as Belle Vue slipping up at home to Somerset and Swindon beating Poole away prove that.

“So with that said we won’t be taking the Lions for granted, but this is a meeting we have to get three points from without a doubt.

“Leicester aren’t as weak as some reckon they appear and with the likes of Danny King and Josh Bates they include riders who are always good value for money around King’s Lynn.

“We know we need to be on the top of our game, as is the case every meeting really, because anyone can beat anyone on their day in this league.”

The Stars will be at full strength with Robert Lambert making his first home appearance since being crowned British Under-21 champion a fortnight ago. Kai Huckenbeck returns at reserve after being forced to miss the fixture at Wolverhampton due to German League commitments.

King’s Lynn Young Stars head to champions Birmingham in the National League tonight.

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

Leicester: Kim Nilsson, Lasse Bjerre, Kacper Gomolski, Erik Riss, Danny King, Josh Bates, Danny Ayres.

Birmingham: Tom Bacon, Kyle Roberts, Darryl Ritchings, Jack Parkinson-Blackburn, Liam Carr, Macauley Leek, Layne Cupitt.

King’s Lynn Young Stars: Luke Priest, Lewis Whitmore, Ryan Kinsley, Scott Campos R/R, Chris Widman, Connor Locke, Taylor Hampshire.

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