Nicolai Klindt is back in Stars colours.Picture: IAN BURT.

SPEEDWAY: King’s Lynn promoter Dale Allitt has hinted the arrival of Danish star Nicolai Klindt may not be the club’s only team change in the Premiership run-in, writes David Rowe.

Klindt, 33, was due to make his debut for the Minors & Brady Stars in last night’s home clash with Ipswich.

Klindt was due to race for Ipswich in 2021, but the travel restrictions arising from the pandemic put paid to those plans. He has also ridden for Poole and was briefly with the Stars in 2013.

The new move became possible due to the end of his commitments for 2022 in Poland, where his club, Rybnik, suffered an early conclusion to their campaign.

This weekend sees the final round of regular Ekstraliga figures, so other options may become available to Premiership clubs.

Allitt said: “Nicolai is the ultimate professional and will no doubt strengthen us massively heading into a crucial couple of weeks.

“The deal was in the pipeline for numerous weeks, and we’re delighted to finally get it over the line.

“Alex (Brady) and I remain proactive in exploring other ways of strengthening the team. We know what we need to do to put a winning run together and turning frustrating point-less returns on the road like the one at Wolverhampton into victories will be paramount.”

To reach the top four, the Minors & Brady Stars realistically need at least two away wins to bring themselves back into contention, assuming they can build a winning run at home.

And that makes the coming weeks crucial as they head to Sheffield on Monday – with the Tigers potentially vulnerable having not raced at home for nearly a month.

The Stars also visit Ipswich next Thursday and will target the trip to Peterborough on August 25 as a must-win fixture.

There are still concerns over Rising Star reserve Jack Thomas, who made another aborted comeback at Oxford on Tuesday, although Jason Edwards has slotted in well as his replacement.

Thomas said: “My wrists simply aren’t strong enough. After my second ride the swelling had gone back up and I struggled to hold on.

“I’m so gutted and disappointed but I’m going to have to have more time off from both teams.” 

Team manager Alex Brady said: “Nicolai will add points on the track of course, but he’s also a bit of a leader in terms of what he does and how he approaches things, and that can certainly help our second-strings and reserves.”