Peter Kildemand fit to ride for Workington Comets again
Last updated at 12:49, Friday, 12 August 2011
Workington Comets will be hoping for better luck with the weather this week when they face another double header of meetings.
The Comets travel to Somerset on Friday night, a match that if the Rebels win will see them leapfrog Workington to third in the table.
The Comets then travel back up to Cumbria to face Newcastle at Derwent Park on Saturday, starting at 7pm, in the first of their second phase fixtures.
Workington’s Danish star Peter Kildemand has confirmed that he will be fit to ride in both matches after missing the last few matches with a shoulder injury but Comets will still be missing Kenny Ingalls for both matches.
Team manager Tony Jackson has booked Kyle Newman as a guest on Friday night while Somerset rider Alex Davies will be riding as a guest for the Comets on Saturday.
Jackson said: “I went straight for Kyle Newman because he scored 15 paid 17 at Somerset a couple of weeks ago and he said it is his favourite track.
“He doesn’t live too far away and he has ridden there quite a lot of times so I am very happy we have got him.
“On Saturday ten teams are riding, we couldn’t use any Edinburgh riders because they were ineligible so it only left us with either Sheffield, Redcar and Somerset to choose from.
Sheffield had Simon Lambert riding in a National League fixture and Redcar had Adam Roynon riding in the National League and Peter Juul was abroad.
Therefore it was between James Holder and Alex and I couldn’t get hold of James so Alex was the only rider available to us.
“There was a limited market so I had to get in quick and we could have been in trouble if we hadn’t of got Alex.”
Jackson is hopeful with Kildemand back that the Comets can take something from both matches.
He added: “I think Peter has been the missing link because you can never fully cover with guests and rider replacement.”
“We should have enough strength with Peter back and even though Somerset have Dakota North coming back from injury hopefully it will take him one or two matches to get back from injury.“Rusty Harrison and James Wright have ridden well there before because they came runners up in the Pairs.”
Workington have confirmed they will race their second phase fixture against Plymouth on October 1 and Jackson said once they agreed dates with Newport for the Knock Out Cup semi final the rest of the fixtures should slot into place.
First published at 11:27, Friday, 12 August 2011
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