Witches seek Belle Vue revenge

IPSWICH Witches will be seeking their fifth consecutive home Elite League victory when they take on Belle Vue at Foxhall Stadium tonight (7.30pm).It is their last A league fixture of the season, and they will be seeking revenge having lost at home to the Manchester-based Aces in the Knock-Out Cup.

Elvin King

IPSWICH Witches will be seeking their fifth consecutive home Elite League victory when they take on Belle Vue at Foxhall Stadium tonight (7.30pm).

It is their last A league fixture of the season, and they will be seeking revenge having lost at home to the Manchester-based Aces in the Knock-Out Cup.

Victory tonight would go a long way to ensuring that the Witches do not finish bottom of the table, and have to take part in a relegation play-off with Premier League opposition.


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Belle Vue, who lost heavily at home to Wolverhampton on Monday, are bringing back 2009 world champion-elect Jason Crump from next Monday.

This has led to a shake-up in their camp with Charlie Gjedde, who is out for the season with injury, Morten Risager and Tomasz Chrzanowski leaving.

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Also coming in are Joel Parsons from Sheffield and Edinburgh's Michal Rajkowski under the rule that allows Premier League riders to double up. They will share a reserve berth along with Glasgow's Aussie Josh Grajczonek who is the Aces No. 8.

Risager rode for Ipswich earlier in the season in place of an injured Leigh Lanham, and he is programmed to ride his last Aces meeting tonight.

Tobi Kroner expects to be out of hospital by the weekend, and he plans to start exercising next week following his triple collar bone fracture.

Tonight's line-ups

Ipswich: S Nicholls, rider replacement, R Miskowiak, D King, T Batchelor, D Stachyra, C Wilkinson.

Belle Vue: K Kasprzak, AN Other, P Hougaard, M Risager, rider replacement, U Ostergaard, J Wright.

The usual school holiday free children entry applies tonight.

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