Sunday October 01, 2017
WOLVERHAMPTON will be without star man Freddie Lindgren for their Grand Final showdown with Swindon this week.

Lindgren crashed heavily in Friday’s gruelling semi-final at Belle Vue and remains in hospital with an upper back injury.

It’s a big blow to the Parrys International Wolves who are defending their title without their top two riders as Jacob Thorssell also remains in hospital with a lower back injury.

They head to Swindon for the first leg on Monday with British ace Chris Harris taking over from Lindgren and the rider replacement facility operating for Thorssell.

And the same team will take to the track for the home leg on Wednesday.

Promoter Chris Van Straaten said: “It must be some sort of record, going into a Grand Final without your top two.

“Our first thoughts have to be with Freddie, what can we say about his performances for this club, not just this year but down the years he’s been magnificent.

“Everyone at Wolverhampton Speedway sends Freddie our best wishes, also to Jacob. It’s disappointing but the priority is for both those guys to recover well and get themselves fit.

“We thank Chris Harris for coming into the side, he never gives less than maximum effort and I’m sure he will do the same again.

“It’s going to take a massive effort from all the boys against a Swindon side who surprised many by finishing top of the Premiership table.

“We’ll be going there with a positive attitude hoping to keep things close before getting back to Monmore on Wednesday.”

Rory Schlein takes over the captaincy from Lindgren and any rider in the side is eligible to take Thorssell’s four programmed outings.

SWINDON: Jason Doyle, Adam Ellis, Tobiasz Musielak, David Bellego, Nick Morris, Bradley Wilson-Dean, Liam Carr.

WOLVERHAMPTON: Chris Harris, Kyle Howarth, Rory Schlein, Jacob Thorssell R/R, Sam Masters, Mark Riss, Nathan Greaves.

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