PREVIEW: PANTHERS v SHEFFIELD

Sunday May 23, 2021
TALENTED teenager Jordan Palin is buzzing about the prospect of Premiership racing with Peterborough – starting on Monday (7.30).

Panthers face strongly fancied Sheffield at Alwalton in what promises to be a spectacular night of racing with Jack Holder in town, currently one of the top riders in the world.

Beverley youngster Palin is widely regarded as one of Britain’s hot prospects and gets his big break under the new Rising Star scheme.

“It’s thanks to the scheme that I get this opportunity and I’m really excited about it,” he said.

“I’ll also be a bit nervous I’m sure but I’m going into the season looking to learn and benefit from the experience.

“We’ve got a lot of experience in the team and all the riders will be there to offer me help and encouragement. I’m really looking forward to it.”

Boss Rob Lyon is excited about his return to the sport with Peterborough.

“I’m pleased t be back and I’m pleased our fans are back,” he said. “Monday will be tough because we know what a good team Sheffield are, we saw that on TV at Belle Vue last week.

“Our boys will need to be making good starts and I’m sure it will be a good night of racing.

“I’m equally as excited now as I was 14 months ago before the pandemic struck. I can’t wait to get going.”

Panthers hand a debut to Palin and experienced Dane Bjarne Pedersen but the other five riders have ridden previously for the club.

PETERBOROUGH: Bjarne Pedersen, Hans Andersen, Michael Palm Toft, Scott Nicholls, Chris Harris, Jordan Palin, Ulrich Ostergaard.

SHEFFIELD: Troy Batchelor, Kyle Howarth, Adam Ellis, Justin Sedgmen, Jack Holder, James Wright, Josh Bates.

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