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KING’S Lynn have added British youngster Kyle Howarth to their squad in a doubling-up capacity.18-year-old Howarth has started the season in blistering form for Workington and he will now share a team position at the Norfolk Arena with Dakota North, with Michael Palm Toft moving to No.8.Stars boss Rob Lyon said: “I have known Kyle for a few years and have been really pleased to see the progress he has made.“He has had some big scores in the Premier League with Workington this season and when called upon I am sure he will do a good job for the Stars.”


JERRAN Hart has returned to Scunthorpe for a second spell with the club as a replacement for the injured Tom Armstrong.Hart rode for the Scorpions in 2009-10 before joining Ipswich last year, but found himself without a team place at the start of this season.Scunthorpe promoter Rob Godfrey said: “Jerran is still a young lad, and capable of progressing. He knows his way around all the Premier League tracks. He’s keen to make up for lost time, and he’s a proven point-scorer around the Eddie Wright Raceway.“I think his signing does make us stronger and gives us extra firepower – it gives us seven riders who can all go out and win a race at any point of the meeting. We have ambitions to win some silverware this season, and I think the addition of Jerran puts us in a better position to achieve those ambitions.”


EDINBURGH skipper Matthew Wethers has discovered the reasons for his troubled Easter weekend where he scored only three points from two matches.Wethers had clutch and ignition problems during the Monarchs’ fixtures against Newcastle and Workington, and will have new parts for the home match against Redcar on Friday.Wethers said: “I like to have the best of equipment but it seems I have been sold some faulty stuff, so I’m pretty disappointed. I have some faulty clutch plates which have jammed in the clutch. It wouldn’t have been releasing off the start properly.“I had more problems on Saturday night – the bike felt fine on parade but when I went to practise a start on the back straight the ignition seemed to just cut and the bike stopped firing. I will have a new ignition for this week. And new clutch plates. And carb. I’m having plenty of luck this year, and it’s all bad.”


RICKY Ashworth is facing a race against time to be fit for Berwick’s League Cup trip to his former club Sheffield on Thursday.Ashworth’s long spell with the Tigers ended over the winter and he has scored well for the Bandits in 2012, but he aggravated a lower back injury in a crash at Glasgow on Sunday.Berwick boss Ian Rae said: “Of all our away fixtures, I think Sheffield is the one Ricky most wants to race in. He is absolutely determined to show their bosses how wrong they were to release him.“He’s really hoping to be fit, he’s getting physiotherapy and we’re taking it day by day. If he can possibly get back on the bike, he will – it really means a lot to him to put one over his former club.”(FIXTURES)

WEDNESDAY APRIL 11:SKY SPORTS ELITE LEAGUE: Birmingham v Wolverhampton 7.30CHALLENGE: King’s Lynn v USA Tourists OFF

THURSDAY APRIL 12:SKY SPORTS ELITE LEAGUE: Swindon v King’s Lynn 7.30LEAGUE CUP: Ipswich v Plymouth 7.30, Redcar v Workington 7.30, Sheffield v Berwick 7.45

FRIDAY APRIL 13:SKY SPORTS ELITE LEAGUE: Coventry v King’s Lynn 8pm, Lakeside v Peterborough 8pmLEAGUE CUP: Edinburgh v Redcar 7.30, Scunthorpe v Sheffield 7.30, Somerset v Plymouth 7.30

SATURDAY APRIL 14:SKY SPORTS ELITE LEAGUE: Eastbourne v Wolverhampton 7.30LEAGUE CUP: Berwick v Scunthorpe 7pm, Plymouth v Somerset 7.30, Workington v Glasgow 7pmCHALLENGE: Rye House v USA Tourists 7pmBRITISH UNDER-21 SEMI-FINAL: Stoke 7.30BRITISH YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP Round 1: Leicester 7.30

SUNDAY APRIL 15:LEAGUE CUP: Glasgow v Workington 4pm, Newcastle v Edinburgh 6.30NATIONAL LEAGUE KO CUP 1st leg: Midenhall v King’s Lynn 4.30CHALLENGE: Buxton v USA Touring Team 3pm

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