PIRATES skipper Danny King insisted Poole had to “keep our heads” in a bid to add more silverware to their cabinet this season.

The experienced British star led the Dorset club to an SGB Championship and Knockout Cup double last season, winning every competition they entered.

But with a Summer Trophy prize to add to the schedule in 2022, Poole have the chance to record a memorable team treble.

King was keen to stay grounded however, and stressed it was still “early days” in the campaign.

Asked about adding more trophies to the collection at Wimborne Road, the 35-year-old said: “It’s not going to be easy. There are a lot of strong teams out there and it’s early days.

“But we have definitely got a team capable of doing it, that’s for sure. We just need to keep our heads, stay injury free and take it one meeting at a time.”

King has already ridden to the number one spot at Poole this season, overhauling Steve Worrall as the spearhead of Pirates’ septet.

He admitted the “friendly rivalry” between himself and heat leaders Worrall and Richard Lawson kept the trio on their toes.

“I love it and I want to stay there. It is going to be tough though,” said King, when asked about being Poole’s number one.

“Steve is on good form. I like to wind him up a little bit saying he’s an easy number three! But it’s good.

“A bit of friendly rivalry keeps you on your toes and I will be doing my best to stay there.”

King is set to lead Pirates when they host Berwick Bandits in the Championship tomorrow (7.30pm).