Supporters urged to back Eagles

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Mikkel Michelsen blue Ryan Fisher yell Lewis Bridger red Steve Worrall white'� Mike Hinves 2013 SUS-140519-125732002

Eastbourne Speedway is looking for a big response from both riders and supporters at Saturday’s (July 5) crucial home fixture against King’s Lynn.

Team manager Trevor Geer wants his team to rise to the challenge and defeat runaway league winners King’s Lynn, who inflicted a heavy defeat on the Lifestyle Eagles in Norfolk last month.

Fellow co-promoter Mike Bellerby is seeking a big show of support from fans in what has been a tricky week for the club.

The future of the club was put into doubt with news that the current promotion team will be disbanded at the end of the season.

If a new team cannot be found the Eagles will not be racing next season.

Geer, who has named an unchanged line-up, also wants to see an improved performance from the club’s three heatleaders who disappointed in Monday’s 45-45 draw at Arlington.

He said: “They were as devastated as we were and they know they can do much better. It is vital that they do if we are to beat King’s Lynn who are in outstanding form at the moment.

“They are winning almost at will, both home and away, and we must stop them if we are to keep our play off chances alive,” he said.

Bellerby said the Norfolk’s side visit was one of the most attractive on the Eagles’ fixtures list this year.

“We really hope people respond to this attractive match. King’s Lynn have also named a full strength side and we need the crowd roaring us on as we take the fight to them.

“A big crowd will also send a signal to anyone thinking of making an offer to be the new promoter at Eastbourne Speedway for 2015.

“It would show them that there is a demand for speedway in this part of Sussex,” Bellerby added.

Gates open at 6pm with the match starting at 7.30pm.

The Kids a Quid offer is running as usual with a voucher from that day’s Argus newspaper, which is on sale outside the turnstiles on match nights.