Much more to come from the flying Gino Manzares, he tells Ipswich Witches fans. As the Foxhall Heath side look to down the Rebels at Foxhall in what is sure to be an exciting clash

Gino Manzares

Gino Manzares - Credit: Picture: Stephen Waller

American star Gino Manzares today told Ipswich Witches fans there is ‘much more to come’, as he looks to continue his good start to the new season.

Manzares, pictured, netted a paid eight points for the ‘Sackers’ side on his debut for them against Rye House Rockets.

And while that in itself was more than promising, Manzares has said it is just the start.

“I was real happy with that,” he said.

“But I’m telling you there is so much more to come, 100% more.


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“To be honest I’m not the greatest of gaters, but that’s what I will be working on most this season. When I’m out racing though, I always feel good.”

Manzares certainly did more than enough to look as though Chris Louis’ decision to take a punt on the American could prove a master stroke.

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And Manzares and his team-mates will have to be in good form to take all the points off league champions Somerset Rebels at Foxhall.

Not that Manzares lacks confidence.

“They are a good team for sure,” he said.

“But we are ready to beat them.”

Somerset have made a good start to the campaign. After dropping Ty Proctor, their initial No.1, on the eve of the season and replacing him with Nick Morris, the Rebels have already won at Plymouth and were beaten by just two points at Peterborough on Tuesday night – conceding a last heat 5-1 maximum.

Ironically, Morris won’t be at Foxhall tonight as he is riding for his Elite League club, Swindon. Former Rebel Josh Grajczonek takes his place and is sure to be an effective replacement.

Somerset also include Olly Allen, who had a spell with the Witches when they were in the Elite League, while young Brad Kurtz, brother of Todd, is making waves with some good early performances.

The Witches will certainly need their wits about them tonight.

Teams

Witches: 1 Richie Worrall, 2 Gino Manzares, 3 Morten Risager, 4 Cameron Heeps, 5 Rohan Tungate, 6 Adam Ellis, 7 Ritchie Hawkins

Rebels: 1 Josh Grajczonek, 2 Todd Kurtz, 3 Brad Kurtz, 4 Pontus Aspgren, 5 Olly Allen, 6 Charles Wright, 7 Paul Starke

Mike’s prediction: Witches 48 Rebels 42

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