As the King’s Lynn Stars prepare to end their 2021 season in Sheffield tomorrow (5 p.m.), team boss Alex Brady has said there won’t be any big changes for next year.
Brady and his colleagues, including co-promoter Dale Allitt, have made no secret that they have been planning for weeks one to seven next year.
With two fine away wins of seven or more points worth four league points each (Lynn was due to visit Peterborough last night), they are destined to finish bottom of the Premiership table behind local rivals Ipswich.
Brady said, “It’s like we’re starting to click now, which is disappointing because the season is ending in that regard.
“Planning for next year is, really, when I took over, my whole goal was. It’s a long winter ahead and I’ll be working day and night to make sure we succeed next year.
“There may be new faces. “
Brady confirmed it will be a mix-and-match with a few changes added to the backbone of this year’s squad: “There won’t be a complete drastic change from one to seven.
“The boys who came really gave me food for thought,” he said.
“It has been a difficult year for King’s Lynn and in the past King’s Lynn has been viewed as negative for not acting fast enough.”
Lynn has already shown some continuity by securing the services of popular number one Richard Lawson and Thomas Jorgensen as well as local skipper Lewis Kerr, who had a two-year contract.
Brady said he was an admirer of single guest Michael Palm Toft, who returned to a Peterborough racing vest during this season.
Palm Toft almost helped guide the Minors and Brady Stars to the league title in 2018 and it could be argued that the controversial decision to exclude the Dane from that year’s Playoff Grand Final against Poole has extinguished Lynn’s championship chances.
He was the guest of injured Stars’ spearhead Richard Lawson in the last 2021 SGB Premiership home meeting at Adrian Flux Arena against Sheffield.
Lynn would likely face a battle with the Panthers if they wanted Palm Toft for next season.
Brady commented: “He attacked the track really well and I think that’s what he needed.
“You can see the runners who have attacked the track and you can see it in their scores.
“Tofty is a great driver. I’m sure Peterborough might have something to say about him, looking at it differently.
“You know, if tonight was the only night we’ve had him, then I’m really happy with him. He’s a very good rider.