Workington Comets’ stars Rene Bach and Ty Proctor have pledged to ride through the pain barrier for the club this weekend.

Both riders suffered big crashes this week, with Bach’s coming in Poland when he suffered suspected sprained wrists and a dislocated shoulder.

The Dane has made a miraculous recovery and intends to ride for Workington on Sunday, while Proctor came off for King’s Lynn on Wednesday night but has indicated he will also be fit to race.

That has come as a welcome boost to team manager Tony Jackson, who is keen to see his side capitalise on Bach’s move to reserve this month to push back into the SGB Championship’s top four.

He said: “Rene is certainly not a reserve and he’ll want to score good points because Mason Campton and Rasmus Jensen scored well there.

“There are a lot of matches in August so he could be our trump card and it shows how solid we are that Rene can be at reserve when he’s on a decent average.

“I think it will frighten teams seeing a rider like that at reserve but we’ve got to capitalise on that.”

Workington host Scunthorpe at Derwent Park on Sunday (7.30pm start) looking for revenge after their 54-36 defeat on the Scorpions’ track in May.

Jackson added: “It’s an interesting match and a tough one.

“Steve Worrall is still finding his way back to fitness but he’s a great rider and, if he makes the gate, he’s certainly no slouch.

“Jason Garrity is always exciting at our place, as is Josh Auty, and they’re using rider replacement for Stefan Nielsen which means everyone except Steve Worrall and Josh Auty can have an extra ride.”