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Thursday, 02 October 2014

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New averages mean changes to Workington speedway line-up

Workington Comets Adam Roynon will be moving down to reserve despite an impressive start to the season following the release of the new Premier League averages.

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Adam Roynon

Roynon joined the Comets on an average of just over 4.5 and has upped that to 5.08 during the first month of the season but the sensational form of teenage star Kyle Howarth has seen the Mancunian overtake Roynon in the averages by 0.3.

Roynon had formed an effective double act with captain Richard Lawson with the duo looking particularly impressive at number three and four, especially at home, but now that will change.

However the change could arguably make the Comets even stronger with Roynon on a considerably lower average than he is capable of due to the injuries he suffered last year.

“But it will depend on if Howarth can handle the jump into the main body of the team.

He said: “I am gutted to be moving down to reserve because I was hoping to stay in the main body of the team all year.

“I am bit disappointed because I have gone to reserve because of the rolling averages but it is just about keeping the momentum going right through the season.

“Richard and I have had quite a few heat advantages when riding together but hopefully I can have a good spell at reserve and get back to either the number two or four position.”

The Comets will use their new line up for the first time against Redcar when they travel to Teesside on Thursday.

It will be the Comets first meeting in nearly two weeks and Roynon who has not been able to get on a bike due to the weather said he is still trying to keep sharp.

He said: “I have been staying with Kyle for a few days and just been going to the gym so I am in focus and haven't lost anything when the meetings come back.

“It is quite frustrating especially with the Workington meeting being called off last week because it had been such a nice day.

“I thought we could have ridden and was ready to give it a go.

“It was a shame but it is not my decision it was the referee's and in the end it was probably for the best.”

Meanwhile, the Workington Speedway Supporters Club have arranged for a bus for the Redcar match and anyone wishing to travel can sign up at the Waverley Hotel in Workington tomorrow where the Grand Prix will be shown live or by calling Justin Booty on 07411335134. The club has also arranged a race night for June 8 in the Waverley with tickets priced at £5.

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