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WOLVERHAMPTON have been handed a massive boost with the news that Great Britain World Cup star Tai Woffinden is ready to return to action.Woffinden, who suffered a broken scaphoid last month, has been given the all-clear by a specialist and is expected to return to the Wolves side for their derby clash with Birmingham at Monmore on Monday.Club owner Chris Van Straaten said: “This is great news obviously and it will be good to have Tai back for Monday in what is a big meeting against our local rivals.“He needs to get some track time under his belt and he will be a bit nervous at first I guess, but it's great news for Wolverhampton and also for Great Britain.”

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NICK Morris is to return to the Premier League with Scunthorpe – and will now double-up in the top flight with current club Swindon.The Scorpions have handed club assets Tom Young and Stefan Nielsen a shared reserve spot in a re-structured team following Tom Armstrong’s return to Australia, with Tero Aarnio also released.Promoter Rob Godfrey said: “Nick Morris is a massive signing for the Scorpions. We went into this season believing that this really could be our year, but we’ve had a rough time with injuries.“But there’s no reason now why we shouldn’t storm into the Premier League play-offs, and then win the title. We’re now as strong as any other team in this league.”

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SWINDON have added Danish youngster Lasse Bjerre to their squad to share a position with Nick Morris.Bjerre started the season with parent club Peterborough in the Elite League, whilst racing full-time with Leicester in the Premier League, but lost his spot at the Showground with the Panthers’ own team changes.Swindon boss Alun Rossiter said: “Lasse got some good experience in the Elite League with King’s Lynn last year, and we have matches coming up at tracks where we think he’ll be useful for us.“Nick desperately needed more meetings, he’s only had twelve all year so far so that’s why we needed to get him fixed up in the Premier League, and bringing Lasse in gives us a suitable alternative if there are clashes.”

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DUDLEY ran up a club record victory with a 69-23 home win over Buxton to move six points clear at the top of the National League table.It was the former Cradley club’s tenth straight win in all competitions with Ashley Morris, Tom Perry and skipper Adam Roynon all unbeaten.Heathens coach Jan O Pedersen said: “It was another big win, and what really pleases me is how everyone keeps on fighting even though we’re so far in front. That’s the beauty of this team.“It’s certainly the biggest score I’ve been involved with, but even away we’re scoring a lot of points. We mustn’t get complacent but everyone is doing what they’re supposed to.”(FIXTURES)

THURSDAY JUNE 28:SKY SPORTS ELITE LEAGUE: Birmingham v Eastbourne 7.30, Peterborough v Coventry 7.30, Swindon v Wolverhampton 7.30PREMIER LEAGUE: Redcar v Plymouth 7.30PREMIER LEAGUE KO CUP 1st leg: Ipswich v Berwick 7.30, Sheffield v Newcastle 7.45

FRIDAY JUNE 29:SKY SPORTS ELITE LEAGUE: Coventry v Eastbourne 8pm, King’s Lynn v Poole 7.30PREMIER LEAGUE: Somerset v Scunthorpe 7.30PREMIER LEAGUE KO CUP 1st leg: Edinburgh v Glasgow 7.30LEAGUE CUP: Plymouth v Ipswich 7.30NATIONAL LEAGUE: Scunthorpe v Mildenhall 7.30

SATURDAY JUNE 30:PREMIER LEAGUE: Leicester v Sheffield 7.30, Workington v Newcastle 7pmPREMIER LEAGUE KO CUP 2nd leg: Berwick v Ipswich 7pmNATIONAL LEAGUE: Rye House v Buxton 7pm, Stoke v Scunthorpe 7.30

SUNDAY JULY 1:PREMIER LEAGUE KO CUP 2nd leg: Glasgow v Edinburgh 4pm, Newcastle v Sheffield 6.30NATIONAL LEAGUE: Buxton v King’s Lynn 3pm


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