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MORRIS MAKES WOLVES RETURN

Aussie racer Nick Morris is determined to make the most of a second chance at Wolverhampton in 2020.

29 / 11 / 2019, 09:34

Aussie racer Nick Morris is determined to make the most of a second chance at Wolverhampton in 2020.

The Canberra-born man has been handed a fresh deal at Monmore Green, joining Rory Schlein and Broc Nicol in the side, with American international Luke Becker expected to follow.

A broken wrist hampered Morris at the start of last season, before he found his form going into the play-offs. But the former Swindon star is determined to show the Wolves fans his true potential next year.

This is a second chance for me at Wolverhampton. I don’t think I covered myself in glory there last season. Things didn’t get off to the perfect start with the hand injury and I was always playing catch up from the off.

Nick Morris

He said: “This is a second chance for me at Wolverhampton. I don’t think I covered myself in glory there last season. Things didn’t get off to the perfect start with the hand injury and I was always playing catch up from the off.

“The promotion stuck by me though and things got a lot better towards the end of the season, but I know my form can and should be better. We are all starting off on the same level next season and hopefully I can hit the ground running.

“It’s a great club to ride for and I’m happy to be back. We almost got over the line last season, but fair play to Swindon in that play-off semi-final; they adapted to track conditions better than we did after the rain shower. It still hurts if I’m honest but I have a second chance to put things right next season.”

Club owner Chris van Straaten hailed Morris for his determination to stick with Wolves for 2020. He said: “At the end of the season Nick said he wanted to remain loyal to us and show the Wolverhampton public what he can really do.

“He missed the start of last season with a broken wrist which proved worse than initially feared, and that put him behind everyone else when he did come back.

“He’s a better rider than the one we saw and I’m pleased he wants to make up for lost time next season.”

Elsewhere, King’s Lynn kicked off their 2020 team building by bringing back local favourite Lewis Kerr. And he’s determined to continue his improvement at the Adrian Flux Arena.

He said: “It is a big relief to be back with King’s Lynn again in 2020 and I am made up to be fair. I really enjoyed last season with the Stars and it works perfect for me riding at my home town club.

“Riding in the Championship with Eastbourne and then in the Premiership with Lynn worked well for me last term and I am hoping for more of the same going into next year.

“I have had a good season with both my clubs and it was good being on two different types of track because I got on well. I can only hope for more of the same when the new season comes around.

“In the second half of last season I really feel that I turned a corner so to speak at King’s Lynn, and I really got going down at reserve.

“The only disappointment was the fact that our away form wasn’t great and for me that is something I need to work on going forward, but overall I am really happy.

“Although I had a good season, I am always looking to improve so. I just want to have a good winter and come back even stronger in the spring.”

 

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