It's vital weekend double for Lions
Leicester Lions face a vital weekend double-header against fellow title chasers Workington.
The second-placed Elliot-sponsored Lions take on their Cumbrian rivals, who are fourth, away tonight (7.0) and then at home tomorrow (6.0).
The Beaumont Park Stadium fixture is their final home Premier League meeting of the season.
Lions are unbeaten at home and a win will be vital in their league campaign as the top five are separated by just five points.
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Lions team manager Glyn Taylor has been forced into positional changes for the weekend.
Magnus Karlsson will continue his partnership with Kauko Nieminen as the Lions opening pairing.
But with the new averages for September coming into effect for this match, Jari Mäkinen and Jan Graversen change places in the team.
On their last visit to Workington in the quarter-final of the Knock-out Cup, the scores were close at the halfway stage before Workington pushed on to win by 54-36.
Taylor said: "It is a similar situation to the one we faced at Rye House on Monday. Earlier in the season, we did not do very well in a League Cup match down there."
In the league on Monday, they beat Rye House 47-43.
"Workington are on a high having reached two cup semi-finals already and are one of our rivals in the chase for the league title," said Taylor.
"Our mission is to at least take a point on Saturday and win our home meeting."
Teams for two fixtures:
Leicester: 1. Kauko Nieminen, 2. Magnus Karlsson, 3. Lasse Bjerre, 4. Linus Eklof, 5. Jan Graversen, 6. Jari Mäkinen and 7. Lewis Blackbird.
Workington (Sat): 1. Richard Lawson 2. Rider replacement 3. Rene Bach 4. Tero Aarnio 5. Adam Roynon 6. Ashley Morris 7. Guest rider.
Workington (Sun):1. Richard Lawson, 2. Tero Aarnio, 3. Rene Bach, 4. Rider replacement, 5. Adam Roynon, 6. Ashley Morris and 7. Carl Wilkinson.