Kingston is taking a break

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Mildenhall Fen Tigers promoter Kevin Jolly claims the club will continue to stand by Jack Kingston following his decision to take a break from the sport, writes Graham Clark.

News emerged that the 19 year old would take time out from his riding duties following the conclusion of the British Under-21 semi-final at West Row on Sunday in which he scored just a solitary point.

“Jack has problems that he is not in a fit state to ride speedway at the minute, and we have told him to take a break and to see what that leads to,” said Jolly.

“The club will continue to stand by Jack whatever he decides to do. We just need to look after Jack and it is something that nobody else needs to be involved in.”

In light of Kingston’s absence the Fen Tigers, who lost 51-40 in their opening National Trophy match against the Rye House Raiders on Saturday, are likely to utilise the rider replacement facility for the first round of the National League Knock Out Cup against the King’s Lynn Young Stars.

The first leg will take place at West Row on Sunday at 3.30pm, with the return scheduled for 7.30pm at the Norfolk Arena on Wednesday.

“Obviously things didn’t start the way I would have liked them to at Rye House but I am very confident in the team,” said Jolly.

“It would be nice to get through to the next round and we will be trying our hardest to do just that.”