PLYMOUTH Devils stage their first home league match since the beginning of June when they host Workington in a Premier League clash at the St Boniface Arena on Friday evening (7.15pm).
The Devils make one change from the side that lost at home to Somerset in the Knock-Out Cup last Saturday, with Matt Bates coming in as a guest at reserve in place of the departed Roland Benko.
Heading the Workington line-up will be British under-21 champion Kyle Howarth, who just holds the number one position from skipper Rene Bach, a 25-year-old Dane, and Ricky Wells, who rode for Plymouth in 2011.
At second string for the Comets are 33-year-old Australian Rusty Harrison and 27-year-old Dane Kenneth Hansen. Matt Williamson, a 22-year-old Lancastrian who has made a number of guest appearances for the Devils this season, forms a new reserve partnership with 30-year-old Australian Matt Wethers.
Friday’s meeting is the first of a run of eight home league fixtures for the Devils and co-promoter David Short said: “We have to concentrate on our series of home meetings in the Premier League. Ideally, we need to win them all and also one or two away meetings if we are to have any chance of making the play-offs.”
Plymouth: Ryan Fisher, Morten Risager, Jack Holder, Todd Kurtz, Kyle Newman. Reserves: Sam Simota, Matt Bates.
Workington: Kyle Howarth, Rusty Harrison, Rene Bach, Kenneth Hansen, Ricky Wells. Reserves: Matt Williamson, Matthew Wethers.