Plymouth Devils

Devils look to bounce back with maximum points against struggling Scunthorpe

Devils arenaPLYMOUTH Devils will look to bounce back from Thursday’s 50-42 defeat at Redcar when they meet bottom-of-the-table Scunthorpe in the Premier League at the St Boniface Arena on Saturday evening (7.15pm).

The Devils, who are six points adrift of sixth-placed Ipswich but have three matches in hand over the Witches, will be at full strength for the re-arranged clash, which was rained off on May 30.

Scunthorpe, however, will be without three of their regulars. Ryan Douglas is injured, while Zdenek Holub and Nike Lunna are both on World under-21 team cup duty.

The Scorpions operate rider replacement for Douglas and have Nicolai Klindt (Sheffield) and Rafal Konopka (Peterborough) guesting for Holub and Lunna.

Seventeen-year-old Dane Andreas Lyager is promoted to the number one position where he will be partnered by skipper Theo Pijper with Klindt and Carl Wilkinson completing the top five.

Alex Davies will be at reserve alongside Konopka, who scored four points when he guested for the Devils in the League Cup match at home to Ipswich earlier in the season.

Plymouth co-promoter Ashley Taylor will be looking for his side to take the maximum three points.

He said: “In addition to trying to catch Ipswich, we can’t afford to take our eyes off Workington, who are only three points behind us and still have five matches remaining.

“We need to keep picking up as many points as possible.”

Plymouth: Kyle Newman, James Wright, Jack Holder, Morten Risager, Ryan Fisher. Reserves: Sam Simota, Todd Kurtz.

ScunthorpeAndreas Lyager, Theo Pijper, rider replacement for Ryan Douglas, Carl Wilkinson, Nicolai Klindt. Reserves: Alex Davies, Rafal Konopka.

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