Nicholls sets return date

SCOTT Nicholls has set his sights on a speedway return. The Ipswich Evening Star Witches rider, who will be 26 on Sunday, plans to return to the saddle in next Thursday's home match against Eastbourne at Foxhall Stadium.

By Elvin King

SCOTT Nicholls has set his sights on a speedway return.

The Ipswich Evening Star Witches rider, who will be 26 on Sunday, plans to return to the saddle in next Thursday's home match against Eastbourne at Foxhall Stadium.

Yesterday he ruled any chance of riding in the Czech Republic Grand Prix in Prague this Saturday, with a medial ligament problem in his left knee still causing him concern.

Nicholls, who had a blister removed from the skin graft behind his knee on Monday, does not want to do any further damage.

"I don't want to go forward one step and then back five," he said. "Hopefully I will be fit enough to ride next Thursday."

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The graft is healing well and Nicholls says that he might resort to a similar knee brace to the one Chris Louis uses.

With this being his testimonial year and with lucrative backing from Ham Racing group, it is a frustrating time for Nicholls, who will be hoping to make up for lost time in the final seven GPs starting in Poland on May 29.

The Fiat Vans British GP follows in Cardiff a fortnight later. Ipswich, who will still have Hans Andersen and Jesper B Jensen riding in Prague on Saturday, ride at Eastbourne on Monday with a quick-fire Sky Bet Elite League return with the Eagles three days later

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