Witches to keep check on Dryml injury

IPSWICH will be keeping an eye on the Lukas Dryml situation after the Czech Republic rider cried off on Saturday with a recurrence of a shoulder injury.

By Elvin King

IPSWICH will be keeping an eye on the Lukas Dryml situation after the Czech Republic rider cried off on Saturday with a recurrence of a shoulder injury.

Peterborough brought a medical certificate 'signing' off the Foxhall Stadium struggler for seven days and the referee was happy to allow the Panthers to use the rider replacement facility.

This brought Peterborough nine points when the best they could have hoped for with Dryml in the side was around half that.


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“We will be keeping an eye on the situation and see when Lukas rides again,” said Ipswich team manager Mike Smillie. “If he rode somewhere else on Saturday the nine points rider replacement accrued would be struck off Peterborough's score.

“This is something that does the image of speedway no good.

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“If Lukas rides within the remaining four days of the certificate we will have no case as he can say that he was riding against doctor's orders.

“Peterborough were stronger all round and Kenneth Bjerre had one of his best Foxhall meetings, while Daniel King benefited from riding a track he knows well after his four years with us.”

Witches asset King said: “I wanted to go to Foxhall and enjoy myself. I have turned my season round and it was a satisfying night for me.

“I had to work hard as my two last places show.”

THE Witches are programmed to track an unchanged side for tonight's visit to struggling Reading Racers (start 7.30pm).

The Witches won 61-32 in the corresponding B fixture at Foxhall Stadium when Rory Schlein turned out for an understrength Reading side after originally being booked to guest for Ipswich.

“We are confident of pocketing the aggregate bonus point,” said Ipswich team manager Mike Smillie.

“But our sights will be higher than that. Reading are going through a wobbly patch and we must take advantage of that.”

Ipswich are going to feature in their first live televised meeting of the season when championship-chasers Poole visit Foxhall on Monday, August 20.

And the home leg of the KO Cup quarter-final with Reading will now take place on Thursday, August 16. Ipswich will be looking to overturn a 13-point deficit.

Ipswich's defeat at Belle Vue on July 23 has been amended from 50-40 to 49-40 after Aces No.8 Joel Parsons was found to have been wrongly used for the injured Billy Forsberg, who had yet to ride for the Manchester-based club.

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