WOLVES AIM TO STING THE BEES

Sunday April 09, 2017
WOLVERHAMPTON are backing the efforts of loyal fans to keep Coventry on track – by staging a special challenge match at Monmore on Monday (7.30).

The two clubs have enjoyed many memorable derby clashes down the years but the homeless Bees were thrown out of the league on the eve of the season.

With Brandon Stadium currently unavailable and facing an uncertain future, a series of meetings against Premiership clubs have been arranged.

A bumper crowd is expected for the clash with Coventry arriving in town with former Bees and Cradley boss Colin Pratt in charge.

Wolverhampton owner Chris Van Straaten said: “We are more than happy to support the efforts of Coventry supporters to keep the Bees on track.

“I’ve stated all along, I hope this is just a temporary situation and that the Bees can be back racing in the top level of the sport again next season.”

Coventry include British Champion Danny King as skipper and British Under-21 Champion Josh Bates in reserve.

They do, however, have a fitness doubt over Dane Lasse Bjerre who suffered bad bruising in a crash at Somerset on Friday – rider replacement will be the option if he doesn’t make it.

Reduced admission is £15 adults, £10 concessions, £5 juniors and £1 children. Normal admission can be paid, however, at £18, £13, £7 and £1 – the difference will be the donation to the Coventry fighting fund.

WOLVERHAMPTON: Freddie Lindgren, Kyle Howarth, Adam Skornicki, Jacob Thorssell, Sam Masters, Max Clegg, Nathan Greaves.

COVENTRY: Danny King, Lewis Kerr, Jason Garrity, Lasse Bjerre, Rory Schlein, James Sarjeant, Josh Bates.

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