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Better news for Witches fans... King has no break in arm

PUBLISHED: 15:02 04 May 2018 | UPDATED: 20:08 04 May 2018

Danny King.

Danny King.

© Stephen Waller

There is positive news for Ipswich Witches skipper Danny King as x-rays have revealed no break in his left arm following his crash last night at Foxhall.

King was caught by partner Michael Härtel in the opening heat of the Knockout Cup meeting against Lakeside, falling heavily and was subsequently withdrawn from the meeting. There appear to be no breaks at this early stage but the 2016 British champion has suffered soft tissue damage. King will return for further x-rays next week but it is hopeful that with physiotherapy he could return to the side at the end of the month.

Meanwhile, Härtel has suffered a possible fracture to an old collarbone injury from the same incident. The German rode on Thursday night but will return to Germany for further check-ups with his doctor. He missed tonight’s second leg clash at Lakeside.

He is a doubt for the Witches trip to Newcastle on Sunday.

Nico Covatti is recovering well from his broken ribs in Italy and Promoter Chris Louis is hopeful that the Witches will be able to field a full side by the next home meeting at Foxhall against Berwick on May 24.

At Newcastle the Witches are still unsure who will guest for King at No.1.

The Diamonds went through a troublesome winter with question marks surrounding their future. After things were cleared up, the Diamonds set about building the team late in the day and things have not got any easier since the season has begun after Lewis Rose decided to take time out of the sport. That leaves the home side to use rider replacement whilst they search for a replacement. Ashley Morris was the man to watch and he is still the man in form. The reserve scored 12 at Foxhall as the Witches won 60-29 two weeks ago.

Newcastle: 1. Ludvig Lindgren 6.89 © 2. Tero Aarnio 5.05 3. Kevin Doolan (g) 6.47 4. Matthew Wethers 5.65 5. Paul Starke (g) 6.65 6. Carl Wilkinson 4.88 7. Ashley Morris 4.93.

Ipswich: 1. TBC 9.10 © 2. R/R for Nico Covatti 6.30 3. Cameron Heeps 6.68 4. Michael Härtel 5.20 TBC 5. Rory Schlein 8.80 6. Connor Mountain 3.66 7. Danyon Hume 4.00.

Stuart Watson and Andy Warren are back with the latest episode of the Kings of Anglia Podcast.

Jordan Spence has hailed the impact of manager Paul Lambert and believes the Blues can pull themselves away from trouble if they maintain the high standards they have set.

In our daily feature, we take a look at what happened on this day in Ipswich Town’s history. Today features wins over Arsenal and Stoke, while we also remember the late Marton Fulop.

Flynn Downes has been called into the England U20 for their game with Germany in Colchester next week.

Karl Fuller reflects on the Reading draw, plus the generosity of Ipswich Town fans

Ipswich Town remain five points adrift at the foot of the Championship table following yesterday’s 2-2 draw at Reading.

Ipswich Town remain five points adrift at the foot of the Championship table following Saturday’s 2-2 draw at Reading. STUART WATSON gives his thoughts.

Northstander Terry Hunt knows things on the pitch appear better. And asks what on earth has happened to that lot up the A140?

Andy Warren hands out his player ratings following Ipswich Town’s 2-2 draw at Reading.

Ipswich Town manager Paul Lambert hailed his side’s first half display in this afternoon’s 2-2 draw at Reading and insists the wins will come to lift the Blues out of the Championship relegation zone.

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