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(SPEEDWAY 1)KING'S Lynn co-promoter Jonathan Chapman says the Stars are set to strengthen ahead of their away match at Coventry on Friday.David Howe will move into the top five whilst Kevin Wolbert will drop to reserve and be joined by Dakota North - and Chapman believes they can recover from their Good Friday double defeat against Peterborough.He said: "Kevin is due a new average in seven days time and we will be strengthening up, Kevin will be going down to reserve and Dakota North will be coming into the team to replace Filip (Sitera)."I think our team will only get better and I'm looking forward to meeting Peterborough again because I think that next time we can be the ones to win home and away and get some revenge."(SPEEDWAY 2)BERWICK skipper Lee Complin recorded another home maximum with Ricky Ashworth dropping only one point in the Bandits' League Cup win over Glasgow.Complin and Ashworth collected a last-heat 5-1 to ensure all three points from the meeting, and manager Ian Rae also had praise for new signings Jason King and Lubos Tomicek.Rae said: "Jason may not have got a stack of points tonight, but his spirit was strong and you could see his determination with every bend. Once he gets match-fit he will be a fine racer for us and as for Lubos, what can I say? He was excellent and took seven brilliantly won points indicating there's some big things to come in the future from our new Czech. "As for Ricky and Lee, well it doesn't get much better does it?"(SPEEDWAY 3)RYE House promoter Len Silver says his side must learn quickly from a narrow defeat at Leicester - having held a six-point lead.The Rockets were 27-21 up at Beaumont Park after seven races but the Lions clawed their way back into contention and won the match with a last-heat 5-1 from Kauko Nieminen and Lasse Bjerre.Silver said: "Up until the last few races we really thought we were on-course for the victory, only to be caught out at the gate. Yes, we took a consolation point, but we dropped a bigger opportunity in the same way that we did in the closing stages at Plymouth. We have to learn from that."Apart from a fall and his Heat 15 duck, Anders Mellgren was positively outstanding. He was the only rider to beat Kauko Nieminen all night. Charlie (Gjedde) was slow from the gate all night, but otherwise rode well. It is something that he is very much conscious of and determined to fix."(FIXTURES)

 MONDAY APRIL 9:LEAGUE CUP: Rye House v Leicester 2pm, Scunthorpe v Sheffield 3pmNATIONAL LEAGUE: Rye House v Stoke (follows LC fixture), Scunthorpe v King's Lynn (follows LC fixture)TUESDAY APRIL 10:SKY SPORTS ELITE LEAGUE: Wolverhampton v Belle Vue 7.30CHALLENGE: Isle of Wight v USA Tourists 7.30


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