Plymouth Devils

Barker and Kus to guest for Plymouth Devils at Workington

Devils arenaPLYMOUTH Devils will have Glasgow’s Ben Barker and Matej Kus of Newcastle as guest replacements for Australian stars Brady Kurtz and Jack Holder for their Premier League match at Workington on Saturday evening.

Kurtz and Holder are both in Denmark for the World under-21 team cup so Barker comes in at number one in place of Kurtz with Kus, a 26-year-old from the Czech Republic, taking over from Holder.

The Devils will also have a change at reserve with Scunthorpe’s Carl Wilkinson taking over from Stefan Nielsen, who is on Elite League duty with Swindon in their league match at Leicester .

Workington are unchanged from the side that crashed to a 56-37 defeat at Plymouth last Friday.

Nielsen will return to the Plymouth side at Glasgow on Sunday, but the Devils will again be using guest replacements for Kurtz and Holder.

Lee Trigger said: “It is unfortunate that we will be without two of our top riders at the weekend, but it is one of those things that you have to expect when you have riders of that calibre in your team. At least we can bring in guest riders to cover their absence.”

The Devils will be looking to pick up some points on the road to build on the promising start, which has seen them win their first three home league matches.

Plymouth are without a home meeting this week. The next fixture at the St Boniface Arena will be the League Cup decider against Somerset on Friday week (June 10).

Workington: Ricky Wells, Rasmus Jensen, Kenneth Hansen, Mason Campton, Claus Vissing. Reserves: Adam Roynon, Matt Williamson.

Plymouth: Ben Barker, Kyle Newman, Matej Kus, Todd Kurtz, Sam Simota. Reserves: Carl Wilkinson, Ellis Perks.

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