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LAMBERT: STARS HUNGRY FOR TITLE TILT

King’s Lynn hero Robert Lambert believes falling short of the SGB Premiership crown could be “a blessing in disguise” as Stars go for glory.

25 / 03 / 2019, 12:59

King’s Lynn hero Robert Lambert believes falling short of the SGB Premiership crown could be “a blessing in disguise” as the Stars bid to go one better.

The Norfolk outfit finished top of the table last season, only to lose out on the championship to Poole in the Grand Final.

Lambert is still seeking his first title with his local team and admits that loss was tough to take. But he also feels it could make the Stars even hungrier for the 2019 season.

I think maybe it was a blessing in disguise that we didn’t go and win it. If we had won it, we’d obviously have the goal of retaining it. But maybe we wouldn’t have as much grit and determination to push forwards as a club.

Robert Lambert

He said: “Nobody likes it when Poole beat you. But the 2019 team is looking good. There’s no reason why we can’t push and go one better than last year.

“I think maybe it was a blessing in disguise that we didn’t go and win it. If we had won it, we’d obviously have the goal of retaining it. But maybe we wouldn’t have as much grit and determination to push forwards as a club.

“We are pushing hard and the training is going well for the team. I hope all the fans will be pleased and come back again to watch.”

This will be Lambert’s sixth straight season with the Stars, and he admits he has no plans to race elsewhere in the UK.

He said: “I don’t think I will be going anywhere else anytime soon. I am happy at King’s Lynn and the fans are happy with me. I get a great reception when I go there.”

Stars went into their title-decider against Poole without vital Danish duo Niels-Kristian Iversen and Michael Palm Toft due to injury. There’s no doubt their absence took its toll and Lambert hopes luck will be on King’s Lynn’s side this time around.

He said: “It seems that every year I have been here, there has been some kind of issue with injuries and what have you. I was hoping we would be lucky last year.

“At the beginning of the season, we were really good and strong. Then Michael had his crash and injury at Poole in the first leg. Losing Niels as well didn’t help. I definitely think if we’d had both of those riders and a full team, we would have won it easily.”

 

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