Spoilt for choice admits Lyon

KING'S Lynn Stars' team boss Rob Lyon admitted the treble winners are spoilt for choice ahead of unveiling the final piece of the club's 2010 jigsaw. Lyon is promising an exciting reserve signing to partner Danish recruit Casper Wortman with skipper Tomas Topinka and the returning Kevin Doolan forging a powerful top end for the Norfolk Arena outfit.

KING'S Lynn Stars' team boss Rob Lyon admitted the treble winners are spoilt for choice ahead of unveiling the final piece of the club's 2010 jigsaw. Lyon is promising an exciting reserve signing to partner Danish recruit Casper Wortman with skipper Tomas Topinka and the returning Kevin Doolan forging a powerful top end for the Norfolk Arena outfit.

“I believe that we have been successful because we have always found the right balance in the team with at least one reserve coming up with the goods at each meeting,” said Lyon. “This winter is different to any other where we have the choice of at least four three point riders, who in my opinion are more than capable of adding two points on to their average, especially in the right environment and with mentors like Tomas and Kevin helping them. Therefore it is proving to be a hard decision to make but hopefully we will have made a decision on the final signing by the end of this week.”

Wortman is confident he can rebuild a promising domestic career at Saddlebow after battling back from a life threatening crash in 2008.

“That year was an absolute disaster,” said the former Mildenhall racer. “I started really well but the crash nearly finished my career - really I came back too early and I just went through the motions so I could get a proper average. I returned last season to Newcastle but I was struggling and not scoring the points I should have been scoring so I knew I had a problem. I went to a sports psychologist back in Denmark and after a month I felt like a new rider. I now know I am over that terrible crash and want to get on with my career and make up for the time I have missed out on.”


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Lyon is also backing Kozza Smith to return to his best after a series of long term injuries wrecked the Aussie's bid to spearhead Lynn's 2009 Premier League treble success.

“Kozza was terribly unlucky last season,” said Lyon. “Yet while injured he still showed true commitment to the club, still travelling to all the away meetings while injured to help and support the rest of the team. We felt it was only right to include him in this year's plans no matter what and give him a chance to show his true potential.”

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British teenager Joe Haines and Lynn's Swedish ace Linus Eklof have also been unveiled as part of Lynn's 2010 Premier League defence.

Club officials have released season ticket and admission prices for the new campaign. Supporters who purchase season tickets in advance for 17 meetings will be entitled to two additional fixtures free of charge. Meetings covered by the season ticket are four Premier Trophy qualifying fixtures, 14 official Premier League fixtures and the first round of the Premier League Cup.

Season ticket holders will also enjoy priority queuing for all other fixtures. Season ticket prices: Adults �221, concessions �170 and juniors �85. 2010 race night admission charges: Adults �13, concessions �10, juniors (aged 12 to 15) �5 and free entry for children aged 11 and under.

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