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SCUNTHORPE chief Rob Godfrey reckons the Premier League could be set for the best season ever.Scorpions, who have former Great Britain international David Howe in their side, are strongly fancied for success.Said Godfrey: "There isn't a bad fixture amongst them. Every club has built a really competitive side and it really is going to be exciting to see how it all pans out this year."

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SCOTT Nicholls is the latest big name to be added to the Speedway Riders Benevolent Fund meeting at Sheffield on March 29.Nicholls will be making a rare UK appearance to support the event.He said: "I think it's good that they are putting a meeting like this on. In the last few years we've had some horrible injuries, including my mate  Lawrence Hare, sadly it's part of the sport."

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WOLVERHAMPTON youngster Tai Woffinden is set to move house - to cut down on his travelling.Woffinden, currently based in Yorkshire, will be based in Tamworth at the start of the season."We're going to be based a lot closer to Wolverhampton," he said. "When we sat down and worked out the travel time we did last season travelling to Rye House and back it equated to a week of my life!"

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ANDRE Compton and David Howe are the first two names confirmed for the Alan Hunt Memorial Trophy at Birmingham on March 18.Former Sheffield skipper Compton retired at the end of last season but appears to be reconsidering and Howe has joined Scunthorpe from Wolves.Birmingham boss Graham Drury said: "Compton was very quick to accept our invitation and Howe has always done well around Perry Barr."


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