REBELS SHOOTING FOR THE STARS

Sunday June 24, 2018
The brightest Star of British Speedway, Robert Lambert, will be shining on the Oak Tree Arena circuit on Monday night as the British Champion and hero of the Great Britain Speedway Team's exploits in the Speedway of Nations leads his fellow "Stars" into action.


Their victory over Poole last Wednesday sent the Rebels level on points with second placed Belle Vue and go into the Stars' contest six points behind pace-setters Swindon.

Whilst team manager Garry May recognises that it is still early days, he is nevertheless happy to be at the business end of the league table at this stage. "We haven't yet reached halfway as far as the fixtures are concerned but it is much better being up there challenging for the top rather than anything else. We made our intentions clear that the first goal this year is to make the play-offs and that is the focus. Once you get into the last four then it becomes a different matter but, as they say, you have to be in it to win it and we definitely want to be in it."

With the world champion, Jason Doyle, going head to head with the newly crowned British Champion adding extra spice to Monday's meeting, May believes fans could be in for another thrilling meeting. "That has to be a little special doesn't it. Two excellent champions in their own right and with the likes of Jack Holder for us and Niels-Kristian Iversen for Lynn, then there promises to be some real battles. The fact that we raided them when we went there at the end of last month means they will be even more determined to try and turn the tables on us, but the lads know what it is all about.

Somerset are unchanged from the septet that beat Poole 48-42 whilst King's Lynn welcome back Ty Proctor from injury but will be reliant on guest Max Clegg as a to stand-in for four point assessed Kasper Andersen who remains stood down after sustaining concussion a week ago.


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