SONY DSCWightlink Islanders number one, Tom Perry, has unfortunately lost his battle to be fit enough to return to the side in tonight’s (Tuesday) second leg KO Cup clash against the Kent CTA Fire Kings at Smallbrook.

As the news came to light that Perry wouldn’t be riding at Smallbrook, the club’s management moved quickly to book in King’s Lynn’s number one, Steve Worrall, to deputise for him in the fifteen heat match that gets underway at 19:00.

The St Helens-born 22 year old, whose twin brother Richie is also a current rising star within the sport, saw speedway on television some years ago having ridden in junior MotoX events and decided there and then that not only did he like the action he saw that night, but that was what he was going to do himself.

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He started by riding in amateur events and made rapid progress finishing runner up to current Grand Prix star Tai Woffinden in the 2011 British Under 21 championship at Lakeside.

Co-promoter, Chris Hunt said:

“We’d like to thank Steve for stepping into the number one spot for us tonight and are confident he’ll do a good job for us in tonight’s match where we fully intend to win through to the next round of the cup.”

 Photo: Ian Groves

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