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SCUNTHORPE skipper David Howe believes the previous experience gained by the club’s two Danish youngsters will help the club’s play-off push in 2012.The Scorpions blooded Thomas Jorgensen and Michael Palm Toft last season, and Howe says both will be key figures in a side which he expects to gain in strength during the year.Howe said: “Thomas put in some phenomenal performances considering it was his first season over here. I really expect him to step up a notch this season. Along with Josh (Auty), Tero (Aarnio) and myself, we should have four riders on heat-leader averages.“Michael settled in well last season, despite coming in in the middle of the year. Riding in Britain is a different environment, but he’s now adapted to it and he should have a good season.”


STOKE will stage an amateur meeting on March 11 – and have named it as the ‘Day of Opportunity’ for riders to stake their claim for a Potters team place.Manager Malcolm Vasey has issued an invitation to any three-point riders not signed up elsewhere in the National League to contact him and take part as the club look to complete their line-up.Vasey said: “This club operates on totally professional lines and our finally designated 1-7 will have a glorious opportunity to repeat the better exploits from last season. “We expect riders to race in every match and that is something they must be aware of. We have developed a list of potential riders and I will be contacting them, and I am also happy to hear from others who think they have what it takes.”

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