Tuesday August 02, 2022
BIRMINGHAM travel to Plymouth tonight (7pm) with both teams badly hit by injuries.

The Curtis Sport Brummies and the Gladiators have just two of their own riders fit a piece - with four guests and rider replacement in operation on either side.

For the Perry Barr outfit, both skipper Ashley Morris and Stefan Nielsen remain unable to take their place after crashing out at home to Poole last week.

Youngster James Pearson returns after missing Friday’s trip to Dorset due to international duties - and star reserve guest Lee Complin is back for a second successive meeting after a battling display against the Pirates.

American international Broc Nicol along with Edinburgh duo Kye Thomson and Jacob Hook are also called up by Brummies boss Laurence Rogers.

“With all the bad luck we’ve had of late, it’s hard to believe we’ve find another club who have been hit just as hard,” he said.

“We know injuries are, sadly, part and parcel of the sport but I can’t recall a time in all my years involved in Speedway where two teams going up against each other have been so equally damaged by injuries.

“The show must go on as they say though and both myself and Mark (Phillips - promoter) and Garry (May - team manager) at Plymouth have had to make endless phone calls to get two teams together for this one.

“A change in averages for August have made things even more difficult for us - but as always we will head to Plymouth and give it our best shot.”

PLYMOUTH: Richie Worrall, Alfie Bowtell R/R, Lewis Kerr, Danyon Hume, Josh Pickering, Ben Morley, Harry McGurk.

BIRMINGHAM: Kye Thomson, Jacob Hook, Stefan Nielsen R/R, Broc Nicol, Justin Sedgmen, Lee Complin, James Pearson.

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