PREVIEW: PREMIERSHIP PAIRS, ROUND 3

Wednesday July 06, 2022
WOLVERHAMPTON aim to charge back into contention in the Premiership Pairs when they head to Norfolk for Round Three on Thursday (July 7, 7.30).

The Parrys International Wolves have secured just four tournament points from the opening two events - leaving them 12 points behind joint leaders Sheffield and King's Lynn who will be on home shale for this latest round.

It means it's an important meeting for Wolverhampton who are keen to be in the mix ahead of them hosting Round Four on Monday, July 18.

Sam Masters has again declared himself fit to ride, despite suffering from a badly swollen right foot sustained in a crash in Poland on Saturday, while team manager Peter Adams has had a late change of heart with the skipper's Pairs partner.

Fellow Aussie Nick Morris was due to be alongside him, but the faith has now been placed in winter signing Steve Worrall who has provided some solid scores in recent weeks.

Said Adams: "We just feel that Steve is in better form at the moment and we are intent on getting back into contention before our home round a week on Monday."

Meanwhile, club captain Sam Masters said: "I tried riding at Scunthorpe on Sunday but it wasn't really happening.

"Even up until around 1 o'clock on Monday afternoon I wasn't going to race at home to Ipswich on the night.

"But I had myself a bit of a rest, put my foot up and it started feeling better and better thankfully.

"I thought it might get worse when I got to the track, but it actually felt okay before the meeting.

"The adrenaline got pumping once we got underway and it was alright in the end.

"It is definitely sore but I've got to soldier on.

"I've put my feet up for a couple of days and I'm feeling alright so it's onto King's Lynn for the Pairs and we know we could do with having a solid round to take us into the second half of the competition."

Any supporters unable to make the trip to the Adrian Flux Arena can stream the meeting courtesy of British Speedway Network+ online at watch.britishspeedway.co.uk or via their app which is now available on Amazon Fire TV and on all IOS (Apple) devices.

Each round can be purchased individually at £12.99 per event.

2022 PREMIERSHIP PAIRS, ROUND THREE LINE-UPS:
BELLE VUE: Max Fricke, Matej Zagar, Tom Brennan (RS)
IPSWICH: Jason Doyle, Danny King, Danyon Hume (RS)
KING’S LYNN: Josh Pickering, Richard Lawson, Jason Edwards (RS)
PETERBOROUGH: Chris Harris, Hans Andersen, Jordan Jenkins (RS)
SHEFFIELD: Jack Holder, Adam Ellis, Connor Mountain (RS)
WOLVERHAMPTON: Sam Masters, Steve Worrall, Leon Flint (RS)

CURRENT STANDINGS:
King’s Lynn 16, Sheffield 16, Ipswich 14, Belle Vue 12, Wolverhampton 4, Peterborough 2.

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