SPEEDWAY: Team manager Peter Schroeck has agreed a new deal to extend his time in charge of King’s Lynn Stars.
Former rider Schroeck, who was in charge of Rye House in 2018, stepped in for the ill Dale Allitt on the eve of the 2019 campaign and proved popular with his riders.
Now the German is ready to stay on board, with Allitt taking a more in-depth role with the club to lift the pressure off club owner Keith Chapman.
Riss insists he has learned much from his season in charge and believes there is plenty of improvement within the team signed so far.
“It has been a steep learning curve with everything that was going on last year but I get on with all the lads and I really think we can kick on in 2020,” he said.
“It is very important that we stick together in good and bad times. We have just come off a very tough season.
“When you think about what the club achieved the year before, we knew it was going to be very hard to replicate that.
“We have all learned a lot. We all know each other now, and we know how one another tick, which is important.
“As long as we’re all pulling in the same direction then I can’t see why we can’t work our way into the play-offs.
“I have got a really good relationship with each of the lads, which I am really pleased about.
“They’re taking on-board what I want to do and I am looking forward to the challenge.
“We all know as a team we need to work on our away form but all the boys know that.
“I am quietly confident that we are going to do a good job this season, working our way into the play-offs. Everybody knows from there anything could happen.”
So far the Stars have
re-signed Robert Lambert, Lewis Kerr, Thomas Jorgensen, Ty Proctor and Erik Riss, leaving two places to be filled.