Guest riders to replace injured Comet Kyle Howarth
Last updated at 20:34, Thursday, 09 August 2012
Workington Comets must rely on guest riders to replace injured Kyle Howarth, after failing to sign a permanent replacement.
Howarth’s season came to an abrupt end when he broke bones in his wrist and back.
Owner Keith Denham and manager Tony Jackson have tried but failed to find a suitable reserve.
Glasgow’s Mason Campton will guest tonight at Plymouth.
Jan Graversen is in for Monday’s visit to Rye House.
But no rider has been secured for tomorrow’s match with Scunthorpe.
Jackson said: “Mason was the only one that was available tonight, but there was a lot more choice for Monday as we are the only Premier League match on.
“We are still looking for a signing, but it is not easy because of the averages.
“We would like our own riders rather than relying on guests because you get into the situation we have when there is only one rider available.
“We will make the best of the situation, but we are never going to get anybody who will score as well as Kyle.”
Jackson is hoping for at least four points from the trio of matches, but insisted it won’t be easy.
He added: “Scunthorpe are a very good team so it could be difficult and Plymouth are a lot stronger than last year.
“Plymouth have a strong top two in Ben Barker and Ryan Fisher, but if one of them is not on form we could have a chance.
“At Rye House, I will be very happy with a point because it is a track we have never had a good record at.”
Meanwhile, Workington have qualified for the Premier League Pairs at Somerset on August 24.
Richard Lawson and Rene Bach wll be Comets’ representatives.
They are in a group with Plymouth, Newcastle, Redcar and Leicester.
l Tomorrow’s home match against Scunthorpe will also feature the car versus bike challenge that had been scheduled earlier in the season.
World Rally driver Matthew Wilson faces his toughest challenge when he takes to the Derwent Park track in his Ford car.
The 24-year-old takes on Comets captain Richard Lawson at 7pm before the start of the meeting.
First published at 19:19, Thursday, 09 August 2012
Published by http://www.timesandstar.co.uk
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It will be great to have some entertainment before the meeting, with the car verses bike challenge, only hope it doesn't damage the track to much.