Comets name their guests to face Glasgow
Photo by Dave PayneMon 20 May 2013
Familiar faces to ride as Comets guests this weekend
The Comets go into this Saturday evening's home match against Glasgow with a very unfamiliar team as a combination of injuries and international call-ups means that the heat leader trio of Richard Lawson, Rene Bach and Rusty Harrison are supported by three guests and Rider Replacement.
However, while the team may be unfamiliar the guests certainly aren't, as each has previously ridden for the Comets as a guest in the past.
Rider Replacement will operate for Polish-bound Team GB under-21 skipper Kyle Howarth while his Team GB team-mate Ashley Morris will be replaced by Newcastle's Lewis Kerr, who has made a barnestorming start to his Premier League career.
Kerr, who rode as a reserve for the injury-hit Comets in the 2011 Premier League Fours Finals at Leicester is currently on a 3.00 assessed average until the new averages are issued on June 1st, when that figure seems almost set to increase after his impressive start to the season.
Joining Kerr at reserve, replacing wrist injury victim Chris Mills, is Redcar's in form Aussie Micky Dyer.
Dyer has already made three guest appearances for the Comets so far this season - at Newcastle in the League Cup, at home to Ipswich in the KO Cup; where he raced to a sensational five-ride paid maximum, and then in the televised meeting at Scunthorpe, where he was harshly excluded in a controversial heat 15.
Meanwhile, broken foot victim Tero Aarnio is to be replaced by Edinburgh's in-form Hungarian Jozsef Tabaka for the evening.
Tabaka has made an impressive start to the season, carrying on the big scores that he picked up towards the end of last season - including 9 paid 11 for the Monarchs at Derwent Park in the end of season play-offs. He also made a valuable contribution to the Comets cause just over 2 weeks ago when he racked up 8 points in our away win at Berwick.
Comets team manager Tony Jackson said: "Choosing guests is always a bit of a lottery in many ways and obviously depends on availability as there are never quite as many choices as you first think.
"However, I am really pleased with the three riders we have got as guests and all have proved in the past that they can step up to the mark and do a job for us. Additionally, the fact that they are all showing good form at present was a major consideration."
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Last Updated : Mon 20 May 2013, 17:22 UK