Danny King column: Crazee days at Foxhall – injuries have struck... AGAIN! And my kids are sick too!

Rory Schlein (left) and Danny King, a mixed night for the pair of them at Redcar

Rory Schlein (left) and Danny King, a mixed night for the pair of them at Redcar - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

There really is a great atmosphere at Foxhall Stadium these days.

Cameron Heeps, hopes the young Aussie may be back for the play-offs

Cameron Heeps, hopes the young Aussie may be back for the play-offs - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

The fact we are winning regularly at home and the fact we are as good as in the play-offs, as well as the KOC semi-finals, means the Witches season has plenty of life it it and it’s boiling up a treat.

It was another good win for us last Thursday over a Peterborough side I must admit always look strong on paper.

In Chris Harris and Jack Holder they have two top riders and they gave us a good meeting. But, as I would expect, we won comfortably enough and despite our loss to Edinburgh earlier in the season, we have looked strong at Foxhall.

The boys are really well dialled in on the Foxhall track, which took a bit of getting used to in the first month or so. Now, it’s bedded it, we are looking good.


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Sadly, that win against the Panthers seems to have come at a price.

Cameron Heeps’ shoulder injury is worse than first thought and he looks to be out now for a few weeks at least.

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With Justin Sedgmen still out injured, this is a real blow for us and one we could have done without.

Ben Barker (left) talking to Danny Ayres. Both face the Witches at Redcar on Thursday night. Photo:

Ben Barker (left) talking to Danny Ayres. Both face the Witches at Redcar on Thursday night. Photo: STEVE WALLER - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

I mean it is not as if we haven’t already had our fair share of injuries this season is it? And Cam has been in great form this season.

So, we head off to Redcar tomorrow minus both of them and also Nathan Greaves, who is racing for Wolverhampton, James Sarjeant steps in for Nathan.

Kevin and James both know the importance of racing for ‘the Witch’, so we couldn’t have got in much better guests.

But I am really hoping both Cam and Sedge can get back racing soon. The play-offs are just around the corner and we are going to need a full 1-7 if possible.

As I said, we head off to Redcar, which is a track I quite like. It’s not that big but it’s banked and gives some great racing lines. The Redcar boys can be pretty good round there.

But they have slipped up a few times and I’m hoping they might do tonight.

Danny King in flying action at Peterborough. Photo: STEVE HONE

Danny King in flying action at Peterborough. Photo: STEVE HONE - Credit: Archant

Then again they have one of the best away records in the Championship and of course they are at Foxhall on Saturday night in the return.

We are going to have to be careful because Redcar are still in with a chance of making the play-offs. They are only just behind Edinburgh and could overtake the Scottish side quite easily.

Hopefully on Saturday night you can come out and support us at Foxhall.

It’s not often we have a Saturday night meeting at home, but I know many fans like it.

It was good to see ‘Crazee’ the Ipswich Town mascot at Foxhall last Thursday. The Witches and the Blues are doing a few things together, which I must admit I think is superb.

It’s how it should be, the town of Ipswich promoting itself through both professional teams.

I have noticed Ipswich Town have made a good start to the season. Let’s hope both us and them are successful in the play-offs in our respective seasons.

I’ve been quite busy for Leicester Lions this week and last Friday we had one of our best results of the season so far, with a win at Belle Vue.

Being bottom of the table, you are not really expected to win any on the road, but we beat the Aces by six points and I got a paid 14 points.

I love the Belle Vue track.

It’s where I won my British title of course and it just has so many racing lines, so much space, superb banking.

It’s how all tracks should be.

Well, that’s not quite true of course because if it were the case it wouldn’t be as much fun with all tracks the same shape and size.

The thing about Belle Vue is that you can race wheel to wheel and still feel so very safe.

That win over the Aces set the Lions up for a home win over Somerset the next night - six points in two nights.

OK, we lost at Swindon on Monday, but we gave a good account of ourselves.

The Lions were two points behind King’s Lynn after that. It would be great to get ourselves off the bottom of the table.

The Leicester fans would so deserve that as they are a great bunch.

So, there you go another busy week and my kids haven’t been too well either. Sick everywhere!

See you on Saturday for our clash with Redcar.

Don’t be late and don’t forget to ask for those autographs.

DANNY

AS TOLD TO MIKE BACON

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