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(SPEEDWAY 1)BELLE Vue have signed Henning Bager for the start of the season as cover for the injured Billy Forsberg.Aces' chief David Gordon said: "Forsberg's injury is a real blow. It happened when he was out training on his moto-cross bike but he had hoped to recover in time."However, he has told us it hasn't responded to treatment so we looked at who was available and approached Bager."(SPEEDWAY 2)NEWPORT skipper Craig Watson has undergone surgery after splintering and twisting the bone above his left knee.Watson crashed in Sunday's reopening meeting at Queensway Meadows - and Poole's Jason Doyle has a broken shoulder.Wasps co-promoter Nicky Mallett said: "I cannot really describe how upset I am at this latest injury to affect Craig. I am in a state of disbelief and we wish both riders well."(FIXTURES)WEDNESDAY MARCH 18BJARNE PEDERSEN TESTIMONIAL: Poole v Newcastle 7.30 ALAN HUNT MEMORIAL TROPHY: Birmingham 7.30THURSDAY MARCH 19CHALLENGE: Ipswich v Lakeside 7.30, Peterborough v Danish Select 7.30, Swindon v Lejonen 7.30FRIDAY MARCH 20CHALLENGE: Coventry v Wolverhampton 8pm, Lakeside v Ipswich 8pm, Scunthorpe v Sheffield 7.30 TOM P MADSEN TESTIMONIAL: King's Lynn 7pm

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