Isle of Wight’s Wightlink Warriors will be hoping to bounce back from defeat tonight (Thursday) as they prepare to face the Eastbourne Eagles at The Andrew Younie Smallbrook stadium.

The speedway team will be aiming to improve on recent results with their last game being a home defeat against Belle Vue ‘Colts’.

Team skipper James Cockle is expected to return from illness. He’ll be hoping to turn the team’s fortunes around and see them secure only their fourth league win of the season.

Warrior’s Connor Coles will also be hoping to take part against his former side. Having started the season as an Eagle, his time in Sussex was terminated when the Eastbourne management opted for a team restructure.

The action gets underway at 7pm tonight.