Lambert fights through the pain

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SIMON Lambert will take his place in the Tigers side for their vital clash with Workington at Owlerton tonight (7.45).

Lambert crashed heavily when riding for his National League side Stoke in their cup clash at Dudley on Tuesday and damaged a knuckle in his right hand.

But he is ready to race in what promises to be an exciting night of racing with Eric Boocock’s men cannot afford to lose in the race for the title.

Said Lambert: “It was an awkward landing for me, I’ve got swollen knuckles but I was at least able to continue in the meeting and we are through to the cup final (Knock-Out Cup).

“But I’m enjoying my Speedway this season and I’m determined to race at every opportunity and Workington are a good side. It’s been a busy week for me because I rode for Coventry in the Elite League on Monday, then I was back at Wolverhampton on Tuesday for Stoke against Dudley.

“Hopefully I can score some points against Workington because they are a top, top side.”

Tigers club owner Neil Machin reckons tonight will be the toughest test of the season. He said: “We lost at home to Somerset but this could be even tougher for us.

“Workington have put together a team with strength in every department and they are sure to make it hard for us.”