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Diamonds Look To Shoot Down Comets
Monday 17th July 2017, 08:48 UK
Photo: Steve Brock
Yes, it's Captain Cook and his Comets that ride in to Brough tonight looking to avenge that Knock-Out Cup loss.
When a team has already ridden on your track twice this season it makes them even more dangerous opponents. When you also have the revenge factor in mind and the fact that you're not at full strength then you know it's going to be tough.

The Diamonds take to the track looking for better luck than they had up at Edinburgh last Friday night when not only did they lose a close encounter, they also lost Lewis Rose who broke the same collar-bone that ended his season last year.

It looks likely to have the same effect this campaign which is tremendous shame for Lewis who once again this season was making strides forward in the sport after recovering from last season's injury.

Team Manager George English had this to say.

"I feel really sorry for Lewis as it's an injury that should never happened and I'm not pleased about the way things went on Friday. The guys put in a great effort and were worthy of at least a point but Edinburgh's tactics certainly worked against us."

"We will use rider replacement for Lewis tonight as we have no other option and we really need our bottom order to step up if we're to see of Workington. Lewis's injury means our task is that much harder."

"We are actively looking for a replacement for Lewis who looks like being out for the rest of the season and I hope to have news on that very soon."

"In the meantime, we scrape off the shale, dust ourselves down and look to continue our fine home form tonight."

The meeting had to be moved to Monday night because of the repair work which is being undertaken at the stadium. Newcastle Speedway are aware that these works are causing inconvenience and disruption to their fans.

They apologise for that and the fact that last week an unfortunate incident led to facilities being restricted and concerns raised. Most of this is outside of their control but they have been assured all has been repaired in time for tonight's meeting.

Every step has been taken to ensure that supporters are catered for as best as we can whilst the work continues in the stadium.

Tapes-Up at 7:30pm for what will be a tough meeting for The Diamonds.
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