Workington Comets' teenage talent Kyle Bickley is feeling lucky to be back on track this weekend after a nasty crash against Scunthorpe sent him to hospital.

The 16-year-old was second behind team-mate Rene Bach in his first ride on Sunday when Scorpions racer Gino Manzares lost control on the inside and Bickley was left with nowhere to go.

Remarkably he is set to return to the team tonight against Sheffield at Derwent Park (7pm start) before making the trip to Newcastle tomorrow (6.30pm start).

"It wasn't really my fault and although I obviously didn't see the crash I got told it looked pretty nasty," Bickley said.

"Somebody ran into the side of me, it's one of those things that happens and it can't be avoided.

"It's good to be back on the bike so soon after.

"It wasn't ideal because I was on for a paid win and I thought I was going to have a pretty good night.

"It was a bummer because we won and I wanted to watch the rest of the meeting."

The youngster enjoyed his brief taste of a new partnership with Bach, who has dropped down to reserve due to changes in the averages, and hopes he can help him improve as a rider.

He said: "Rene said after that heat that he got away from the start but he was looking over his shoulder for me to shepherd me around.

"He's a sound guy to ride with."

After a baptism of fire on the tricky Newcastle track when Comets visited Brough Park last month, Bickley wants to take what he has learned from the experience into Sunday's league meeting.

"I struggled a bit at Newcastle the track because it's probably the hardest one to ride in the country," he added.

"It's always useful to get a bit of practice and find out bits about the setups and track.

"Then you go away and evaluate it before you come back to crack it."