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Pirates: Lindgren wants to see brother do well
7:00am Wednesday 13th June 2012 in Sport
FREDDIE Lindgren is promising to lend a hand to brother Ludvig as he bids to make a big impression at Wimborne Road.
Grand Prix star Freddie is the older of the speedway siblings plying their trade in the Elite League.
The duo previously rode together at Wolverhampton prior to Pirates signing Ludvig on a doubling-up basis for the 2012 season.
The 21-year-old has scored 30 paid 35 points in seven meetings for Poole this term, a haul which includes a match-winning display against his former club at Monmore Green in April.
Poole’s Lindgren, who shares a doubling-up position with Sam Masters, is set to line up for record-breaking Pirates in tonight’s home clash with King’s Lynn (7.30pm).
And Freddie says he is keen to see Ludvig flourish alongside Pirates’ star-studded performers.
The Wolves number one told the Daily Echo: “He is family, we are tied together and I want him to do as well as he can.
“We have been racing together for a long time and he stays with me when he is in the UK.
“I am really glad he is doing better and scoring some points.
“I think both Wolverhampton, where he has also been, and Poole are two really good clubs that take care of their riders.
“They have got a really good team at Poole with some good characters that are very helpful for the younger guys and more inexperienced people. I am sure he is having a good time.”
This evening’s Elite League showdown will see two of the world’s in-form riders locking horns.
Stars number one Niels Kristian Iversen arrives in Dorset boasting an impressive 71 per cent win rate with 39 victories in 55 rides this term.
But that record is bettered by Poole ace Darcy Ward who has recorded a phenomenal 42 wins from 49 league starts in 2012.
There are plenty of familiar faces among the King’s Lynn ranks with former Pirates riders Joe Screen, Mateusz Szczepaniak and Kevin Wolbert all set to feature for Stars.
Poole: 1 Darcy Ward, 2 Ricky Kling, 3 Chris Holder, 4 Dennis Andersson, 5 Adrian Miedzinski, 6 Ludvig Lindgren, 7 Todd Kurtz.
King’s Lynn: 1 Niels Kristian Iversen, 2 Daniel Nermark, 3 Maciej Janowski, 4 Joe Screen, 5 Mads Korneliussen, 6 Mateusz Szczepaniak, 7 Kevin Wolbert.