New man New­man is de­ter­mined to take his chance

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Sport -

KYLE New­man is rel­ish­ing the prospect of lin­ing up for Pan­thers tonight.

The 20 year-old Bri­tish ace, who rides for Som­er­set in the Premier League, has been handed a chance in the dou­bling-up re­serve berth for tonight’s Elite League trip to Coven­try.

Job-sharer Richard Law­son, who has re­ceived the nod for all five pre­vi­ous com­pet­i­tive meet­ings this sea­son, is un­avail­able as his Premier League club, Work­ing­ton, are in ac­tion.

But that means op­por­tu­nity knocks for New­man who hopes to trans­late some fine re­cent form - which has seen him ad­vance to the Euro­pean Un­der 21 Cham­pi­onship final and World Un­der 21 Cham­pi­onship semi-fi­nals - to the top-flight stage.

Wey­mouth-based New­man has also been named in the Bri­tish Un­der 21 side for the Worldteam Cup later this month.

He said: “Things have gone pretty well lately and it’s nice to get a chance with Peter­bor­ough. I’ll turn up tonight full of con­fi­dence and en­joy the ex­pe­ri­ence.

“I’m good mates with Richard but I want to get as many Peter­bor­ough meet­ings as pos­si­ble so this is my chance to show my worth.

“My form has slowly been get­ting there and hope­fully I can help the team get a de­cent re­sult.”

New­man’s only pre­vi­ous visit to Coven­try started in suc­cess­ful style be­fore be­ing cut short by in­jury.

He col­lected a paid heat win in his first ride at Bran­don when with Poole last sea­son be­fore a crash in his sec­ond out­ing ruled him out with a knee lig­a­ment prob­lem.

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