Ipswich Witches looking for first Premier League points as they face Edinburgh.

A tough start for new Witches team manager Ritchie Hawkins, seen here with Lewis Kerr in the during

A tough start for new Witches team manager Ritchie Hawkins, seen here with Lewis Kerr in the during the Ipswich v Scunthorpe (League Cup) at Foxhall Stadium, Ipswich, UK on 17 March 2016. Picture: Steve Waller www.stephenwaller.com - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

Ipswich Witches will look to pick up their first Premier League points of the season at home to Edinburgh Monarchs tonight at Foxhall Stadium, 7.30pm.

The Suffolk side have endured a miserable start to the season and desperately need a result this evening.

Fans have called for team changes and Darryl Ritchings has paid the price for the team’s underwhelming start – being replaced by Buxton’s Ollie Greenwood.

It’s a decision team boss Ritchie Hawkins hopes will give the team the lift they need and is hoping Greenwood grabs his opportunity.

“Having a new team member will hopefully give everyone a bit of a shake up,” said Hawkins.

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“Ollie has got a bit of Premier League experience already and he has scored points in the Premier League so I’m looking forward to giving him the opportunity. He will get all the support he needs and it’s down to him to grab it.”

Hawkins has changed the riding order around tonight for the home side, with Lewis Kerr, pictured above, going to No.2, Morten Risager to No.3 and James Sarjeant to No.4.

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