It’s Richie’s seat of learning as Worrall thinks he has found the secret to his recent better performances. Redcar Bears are at Foxhall tonight

Richie Worrall

Richie Worrall - Credit: Picture: Stephen Waller

Ipswich ‘Sackers’ Witches No.1 Richie Worrall is confident a change of seat bracket will help change his season.

Worrall, by his own admittance, has endured some pretty ordinary meetings so far this year for the Foxhall Heath side and – as the club’s No.1 – it has infuriated him immensely.

But he’s been back on the gas in recent meetings and is hoping to continue his bright form, with the Witches at home to Redcar Bears tonight, 7.30pm start, in a Premier League fixture.

“I’ve been wondering what the hell has been wrong with me at times,” Worrall said.

“I’ve been letting the team down and I just haven’t been able to put my finger on it.


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“My clutch plates have been changed, I’ve thought my good engine was suddenly rubbish and quite honestly I haven’t been enjoying my speedway.

“Then I watched some footage of myself riding and I looked stiff and awkward.

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“In the winter I bought some new seat brackets, different to the ones I used last season. I hadn’t thought anything of it, so I ordered more of the old ones, put them on, and I suddenly feel completely different on the bike – back to how I felt last season. Strange, but true.”

Worrall has certainly been in good form in the last couple of meetings and tonight, with red-hot Redcar in town, the Witches will need a solid score from him again.

“Redcar are in good form,” Worrall added.

“They beat Newcastle away on Sunday and we will need to be on it. There have been so few meetings where we (the Witches) have all clicked and that’s why we aren’t getting the results.

“We’ve been letting each other down at one time or another.”

It’s a rare Wednesday night fixture for the Witches, as the Bears also ride on a Thursday night – the Witches travel to the north-east tomorrow for the return.

Both Cameron Heeps and Gino Manzares are fit to race after their crashes at Berwick on Saturday.

“I’m still a bit sore, but nothing is broken, so I’m riding,” Manzares said.

Tonight’s teams

Ipswich: R Worrall, G Manzares, M Risager, C Heeps, R Tungate, A Ellis, R Hawkins.

Redcar: R Lawson, H Skidmore, C Wilkinson, R Konopka, A Summers, J Graversen, L Crang

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