Updated Team news for Friday
Due to the updated October averages, Leicester are now unable to use Richard Lawson as a guest for the injured Richie Worrall. The Agilia Bears have taken advantage of this to book the ex-Bears number 1 as a guest for the injured Michael Palm Toft for Fridays play-off semi final against the Lions. The Bears also welcome back reserve pair Tom Woolley and Nathan Greaves back into the side.
Leicester have now booked Sheffield man Kyle Howarth to guest for Worrall, and he is a rider who also goes well around the Media Prima Arena.
Promoter Jitendra Duffill is hopeful that the weather is kinder than last week!
“My fingers are crossed for better weather this week. I’m sure that both sides are extremely keen to get this semi-final under way and its been a bit of a frustrating time having to delay this meeting by a week. We made an early call to cancel last week’s fixture and it proved to be the correct decision as the rain came just after noon and never stopped after that. It’s always difficult making a call that early because you can end up looking a little silly if the forecast proves to be inaccurate.”
The Bears are hopeful of attracting a big crowd for this weeks meeting and next weeks KO Cup Final against Newcastle. As such, the Bears have improved the viewing facilities and medical cover for the next two weeks. Duffill explains the reasoning:
“We are hoping that this meeting attracts a big crowd, so we have made provisions to improve viewing facilities here at the Media Prima Arena to allow for that. We will fencing along the back straight, which is there to allow you to view from that area if you want to. The view from there is just brilliant and will ensure that every one of you to get a great view of the action. We will be keeping the fencing in place for next week’s KO Cup final too, so don’t be afraid to bring along a friend or recommend us to somebody you know and please keep sharing our posts on social media!
I’ve also arranged for an extra paramedic to be present this week; I promised you all a few weeks ago that I would provide extra medical cover for any event likely to attract a good crowd. This should minimise any delays that may be caused by a rider needing medical attention and I’ll put additional medical cover in place for the KO Cup Final too.”
It should be a cracking night of speedway on Friday with two excellent teams doing battle. Please bring a friend if you can, and remember all 16 and under go free with a paying adult!
Redcar: Charles Wright, Kasper Andersen, Richard Lawson, Jordan Stewart, Erik Riss, Tom Woolley, Nathan Greaves
Leicester: Scott Nicholls, Ellis Perks, Kyle Howarth, Ty Proctor, Ryan Douglas, Joe Lawlor, Connor Mountain.