King excited ahead of World Cup clash

IPSWICH Witches captain Daniel King makes his international debut in the cauldron of the speedway World Cup tonight and admits he couldn't be more excited.

Mike Bacon

IPSWICH Witches captain Daniel King makes his international debut in the cauldron of the speedway World Cup tonight and admits he couldn't be more excited.

The 22-year-old is in the Great Britain team that race Poland, Australia and Slovenia at the East of England Showground, Peterborough, with the winners going through to the World Cup final in Poland on Saturday.

For King it's the culmination of a lot of hard work and a good season with the Witches.


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“I'm excited, the thought of it is awesome,” King said from his Peterborough hotel, where the British team are all staying.

“I've been working hard towards this and I'm determined to enjoy it, I feel I deserve my chance and I'm also determined to show what I can do.

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“There are no excuses for me, I like Peterborough; It's a track I know well.”

Great Britain head into tonight's clash with a young side, that does not include former British skipper and King's fellow Witches team-mate Scott Nicholls.

British boss Rob Lyon has gone for youth over experience and left Nicholls and Lee Richardson out, with Tai Woffinden, Lewis Bridger, Edward Kennett, Chris Harris and King the British hopes.

In Saturday night's first semi-final, Russia caused a major surprise by beating Denmark and Sweden, the Nordic pair now having to go to the Race-Off on Thursday night against the teams who finish second and third at Peterborough tonight.

Speedway: Sky Sports 2 tonight, 7pm

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