Thursday’s Inside Line – Speedway with Shaleman

Eastbourne Lifestyle Eagles are hoping they shortly will be able to field a full team again.

Simon Gustafsson is fit after a bruising crash in Poland but was feeling poorly during Saturday’s match at Arlington against Peterborough, suffering from a fever. As a result he pulled out of his third programmed ride.

Joonas Kylmakorpi, injured at King’s Lynn in only his fifth ride of the season, is aiming to be back against Coventry, although he is not healing quite as quickly as he had hoped.

Team manager, Trevor Geer, commented: “It has been a very hectic start to the season. Now we can draw breath and look forward to picking up more league points over the summer, especially away from home. The team needs to push on if it is to get into the play off positions.

“I still believe our team can do that. Being at full strength will make a difference and everyone can see that Denis Gizatullin is getting faster and faster as he understands the needs of racing in England.

“We do have two away matches to fit in now that the meetings in the last week at Belle Vue and Peterborough were called off because of the bad weather. I think that will be to our advantage as we are getting stronger as the season develops.