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Thursday, 28 August 2014

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Kyle Howarth returns to action for Workington Comets

Kyle Howarth is back in action for Workington Comets tonight after recovering from his crash two weeks ago.

Kyle Howarth photo
Kyle Howarth

Howarth missed the draw with Glasgow after still suffering the after effects of his crash at home to Berwick.

However, he had a spin at the Northside training track in Workington on Monday and declared himself fit to race.

Comets team manager Tony Jackson said: “Our guests always do a good job but you cannot beat having your own seven riders.

“Kyle is still a bit stiff and sore which is what you expect after two weeks out but he is back and raring to go. We struggled last time but Richard Lawson has got a different engine set up for small tracks, we have Kyle back, it was Kenny Ingalls’ first time there last year and Rene Bach has had some good meetings there in the past.”

Comets face a busy couple of days as they look to climb the Premier League table with tough matches against Ipswich and Glasgow.

The Comets have only raced two Premier League fixtures so far and their title credentials will be given an early test when they travel to Ipswich tonight. The Witches were many pundits’ favourites for the title this year but have already lost once at home this season.

The Comets suffered two heavy defeats at Foxhall last season and they are coming into the match off an away draw at Glasgow, a match they really should have won.

Jackson added: “It has been and gone now so we have to move on and focus on our next match. Even though we drew it felt like we lost. It could have been worse but we just need good away points to get us into the play off positions.

“Tonight, Ipswich is a very difficult track that historically we have never done well on.

“It is a different shape and requires a different technique but we will give it our best shot tonight and then we hope to maintain our good home record against Glasgow.”

Jackson said he is not too worried about the early backlog of fixtures.

He said: “If we go ahead tonight and Saturday we will have done four matches and caught up with some of the other teams.”

The postponed match at Sheffield has been rearranged for August 16.

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