Friday October 06, 2017
The 'Cases' Somerset Rebels hopes of fielding their full 1-7 for tonight's match against Wolverhampton have taken a double hit.

Firstly, skipper Josh Grajczonek has not recovered from injuries he sustained recently whilst riding for Sheffield, x-ray's showing that he has chipped a bone in his back, and, as a consequence, has been forced to pull out of tonight's match.

In addition, Patrick Hougaard has suffered a shoulder injury whilst practicing in Denmark which has also ruled him out of tonight's meeting.

With two riders missing from the line-up, Somerset are eligable to use a guest replacement for one, and rider replacement facility for the other, team manager Garry May opting to operate rider replacement in place of Josh, which means all of the remaining 6 riders are eligible to take his rides, and have secured the services of Poole's Edward Kennett as a guest replacement for Patick.

"Looking at the two options, I thought ot best to use the rider replacement facility at number 1 in place of Josh as that gave us more flexibility as to who can take the rides," he said, "and so the guest facility can be used in place of Patrick, and I am very grateful to Edward Kennett for agreeing to ride for us at short notice."

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