Steve Worrall back for Monarchs’ crucial weekend

Steve Worrall
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Edinburgh Monarchs will be back at full strength for their four matches in three days speedway bonanza this weekend as they bid to unseat Somerset Rebels from the top of the Premier League.

Second-string star Steve Worrall, who was forced to withdraw from Monarchs’ home win against Sheffield Tigers last week after a heavy fall in his first ride which saw his bike fly over the air fence, returns after suffering no ill-effects racing for his Elite League team Swindon Robins on Monday.

Worrall, who also missed Monarchs’ trip to Rye House Rockets at the weekend, scored a four-ride paid maximum for the Wiltshire outfit. “I felt okay,” he said. “Still a bit sore in some places, but better than I felt last Saturday morning. I thought a burglar had got in and roughed me up a bit.

“I’m looking forward to the Monarchs’ meetings this week and think we’ll get all the points we need to get back to the top of the league.”

Meanwhile, Monarchs are still awaiting dates for their League Cup Final against Peterborough Panthers, a competition that should have been completed in July.

Team manager Alex Harkess said: “We wanted this done and dusted, now it looks as if it’s going to cause further congestion to our already crowded fixture list.

“I suspect if Peterborough do not make the play-offs then they will have a few free dates to offer us.”

Monarchs cannot proceed either with plans for their Knockout Cup semi-final.

They await the winners of the quarter-final tie between Glasgow and Newcastle which is not scheduled to get underway until next week.