POOLE will be without Brady Kurtz for tomorrow's Premiership Supporters' Cup clash against King's Lynn.

The Aussie ace, who has missed Pirates' last three meetings due to a shoulder injury, has returned to fitness but will be absent from Wimborne Road as he rides in Sweden for Vetlanda instead.

A rider replacement will be used for Kurtz, but Poole, who have not raced since May 30, do welcome back their Danish duo.

Both Nicolai Klindt and Nikolaj Busk Jacobsen were missing when Pirates lost 47-43 to Peterborough in the Premiership last time out, due to a fixture clash with the Danish Final.

But both return for the visit of King's Lynn (7.30pm) as the hosts look to keep their cup hopes alive.

The outlook appeared bleak for Poole following Southern Group defeats against Ipswich and Swindon, but a big win at the Stars means victory tomorrow could still see Pirates progress into the final, depending on other results.

Co-promoter Danny Ford told the club's website: "Having three riders out against Peterborough, with Brady Kurtz injured, really did affect us. It would affect any team.

"But with Nicolai and Nikolaj back for Thursday, our one-to-seven has a much stronger feel.

"Nico Covatti is also riding well having gone so close to qualification in Saturday's GP qualifier in Glasgow, so I'm confident we can get the job done on Thursday."

King's Lynn travel to Dorset on a poor run of form with six defeats in their last seven in league and cup, including a 50-40 reverse at Swindon last Thursday.

Pirates: Jack Holder, Richie Worrall, Nicolai Klindt, Josh Grajczonek, rider replacement for Brady Kurtz, Nico Covatti, Nikolaj Busk Jacobsen.

Stars: Robert Lambert, Michael Palm Toft, Ty Proctor, Thomas Jorgensen, Craig Cook, Simon Lambert, Lewis Kerr.