Thomas Jorgensen is fighting fit for the new season after a knee injury.

By Robin Allen

Thomas Jorgensen is sure his knee troubles are behind him and is looking forward to helping the King’s Lynn Stars put in a strong title bid.

Jorgensen, one of the Danish contingent at Lynn, ended last season on the injured list but avoided surgery.

He had regular sessions under the supervision of sports injury specialist Steve Williams in the West Midlands and he is fighting fit now the season has started.

“I have been working really hard and am getting there with my fitness now,” said Jorgensen.

“I am feeling in really good shape and I have been working hard at getting my knee fixed and built up ready to go for the season.

“My knee had been a bit of a nightmare at the start because the cartilage takes a long time to recover but everything has gone well.

“I have been working closely with a physio to get myself fit for the new season.”

The Tru Plant Stars have been put through their paces by Great Britain fitness gurus Paul Suggitt and Chris Neville, and Jorgensen believes the club has what it takes to win silverware this year.

He said: “I think we are quite strong in every position and I really think we can go all the way, and maybe win trophies.

“I want the club to win the league title and I am 100 per cent sure that we have the ability to do it if we all click as a team.”

Fans’ favourite Niels-Kristian Iversen has returned to the Stars after a season away and Jorgensen has no doubt the return of the six-time Danish Champion will bring the good times back to the Adrian Flux Arena.

“Having Niels here this year is great because he knows the club well from the amount of years he rode for the club before,” said Jorgensen.

“He knows the track really well, which can only help the team.

“You only have to see the reaction he got at the fans’ forum to see how much the fans like him, and they are pleased to see him back.

“Niels is a really nice guy and he is really down to earth. Not forgetting of course, that he is a really top rider who is very professional, so it’s really nice to have him as part of the team this year.”