Rob Henry feels that Jack Kingston could be pivotal in how successful the Mildenhall Fen Tigers are on track this season, writes Graham Clark.
Speaking at the club’s Meet the Riders event held at Mildenhall Stadium on Saturday, Fen Tigers team manager Henry believes that the 19-year-old, who is returning to the National League club for a second season, will be key in the club’s quest for silverware.
“Every year I get excited about the prospects for the year ahead and this year is no different,” said Henry.
“In Dan Halsey we have a number one who can go out and win heat one and fill the lads with confidence, while we all know what both Connor Coles and Connor Mountain can do, while Liam Rumsey has got so much enthusiasm now he is back involved.
“If Luke Ruddick and Tom Bacon can do anything what the two Connors did last year we will be strong at reserve.
“It is Jack that could be our kingpin though and the season could revolve around him. I am so glad he is back.
“When he wins races he thrashes his opponents. We have just got to get him to settle down as he has got everything there. We just need to make sure it all clicks at the same time.”
Since taking up the position of Fen Tigers boss back in 2011, club stalwart Henry has become accustomed to working with title-chasing sides, with the club reaching the end-of-year play-offs in each of the past four seasons.
With the play-offs scrapped this year the team that finishes top will lift the trophy, and Henry is of the opinion that team he is in charge of have strong chances of doing just that.
“This year’s league is a bit of an unknown quantity as a lot of the teams will be at a similar sort of level,” said Henry.
“If we can keep a good home record intact and pick up a few wins away then I would say we would be one of the favourites again.
“The team has a lot of promise, so let’s see what they can do.”