PROMOTER Matt Ford confirmed he and King's Lynn were still “exploring opportunities” of the staging of the sides’ outstanding Premiership Supporters' Cup group fixture.

The clubs were last week set to lock horns at Wimborne Road to complete the dead rubber meeting, only for the clash to be postponed due to rain.

Swindon have already lifted the Supporters’ Cup after beating Belle Vue in a two-legged final.

But the BSPA (British Speedway Promoters’ Association) have ordered that Pirates must complete their fixtures or face being fined.

Ford said: "After we lost the fixture last week we had looked to reschedule it for next Wednesday (October 23) but that clashes with the Global Challenge test match.

“King's Lynn are already without three riders as Robert Lambert, Michael Palm-Toft and Thomas Jorgensen are all out through injury, have a fourth rider (Niklas Porsing) withholding services and now Lewis Kerr and Craig Cook have both been called up for that test match.

“We are facing the real risk that we will have to forfeit the meeting, something that would incur financial penalties for the club.

"Should it come to that however – and I would urge fans to continue to monitor the situation via our website - then we would look to compensate current season ticket holders with a rebate offer in next year's prices."