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Monday, 20 October 2014

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Ingalls and Howarth out for Workington Comets league match

Workington Comets will be missing both Kenny Ingalls and Kyle Howarth for this weekend’s League Cup match with Newcastle.

Workington will complete their League Cup fixtures against the Diamonds and only a win for Newcastle by seven points or more could stop Workington clinching top spot in the northern section on Saturday.

Ingalls is still struggling with a shoulder injury which he aggravated last Friday away to Scunthorpe while Howarth is away with the Great Britain U21 team who ride in a qualifier at Lakeside on Sunday.

Workington have tinkered with their riding order and have brought in Redcar’s Justin Sedgmen as a guest for Ingalls at No4 while rider replacement will operate for Howarth at No2.

The GB U21 team also contains Newcastle’s Worrall twins, Steve and Richie so they have brought in Mark Jones and Jade Mudgway to replace them.

Team manager Tony Jackson said: “Of the riders that were available Justin was about the only one.

“We couldn’t have anybody from Scunthorpe because we raced against them last week, there are another four meetings on Saturday and then I had to find somebody with the right average.

“The two reserves, Gary Irving and Adam Roynon, as well as Justin are eligible to take Kyle’s rider replacement rides.

“Kenny was not quite 50/50 for Saturday and we don’t have a meeting for another 10 days after Saturday so it gives him that time to get fit.

“We are both missing two riders and one of the Worrall twins will be in the main body next month.

“After the Newcastle match we are going to have Richard Lawson at No1 with Kyle moving back down to reserve and Adam Roynon moving into the main body of the team.

“The changes haven’t bothered us too much but recently we just haven’t been gating as well.”

If Workington do finish top of their group they will face the runners-up of the southern group which is likely to be Ipswich.

Meanwhile the Workington Speedway Supporters Club are holding a race night at the Waverley Hotel on Friday, June 8.

Tickets are £5 which includes a pie and pea supper and can be ordered from the Derwent Lounge after any home meeting or by calling George Sermon on 07526901628 or Sharon Wren on 07891652782.

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