Speedway image by Ian Groves

The Isle of Wight’s Wightlink Warriors are hoping to emulate the winning ways of the England football team as they head back into speedway action tonight (Thursday).

The Warriors will be at home at the Andrew Younie Smallbrook Stadium for their national league fixture against the Birmingham Brummies.

On track the Warriors expect to welcome back Scott Campos and Danno Verge following their traumas at the last away match at Stoke, while Nick Laurence should be the guest to fill the number six slot.

The Brummies arrive on the Island fresh from an impressive home and away double over Belle Vue last week, spearheaded by Championship performers Tom Bacon and Danyon Hume.

Also in the Brummies line up at reserve will be 15 year old Leon Flint, the reigning 250 cc British Youth Champion.

Expected lineup:

Warriors – Ben Morley, Danno Verge, Scott Campos, Chris Widman, Alfie Bowtell, Nick Laurence, Shaun Tedham.

Brummies – Tom Bacon, Layne Cupitt, Danny Ayres, Callum Walker, Danyon Hume, Arran Butcher, Leon Flint.

Gates will open at 5.30pm, and the first race will start at 7pm.