Monday October 09, 2017
WOLVERHAMPTON will need a little help from their friends if they are to lift the Knockout Cup.

Both Rory Schlein and Kyle Howarth have now joined Freddie Lindgren and Jacob Thorssell on the injury list and will miss both Tuesday’s first leg against Belle Vue at Monmore and the return in Manchester 24-hours later.

The duo crashed in the Championship Pairs at Sheffield on Sunday. Schlein has a wrist problem and won’t race again this season and Howarth needs a week off with bad bruising of the lower back.

British icon Scott Nicholls is joined by former Wolves favourite Ricky Wells and Nick Morris in the Parrys International Wolves side for the first leg.

Boss Peter Adams said: “We’ve had too good a season just to surrender the cup now despite our injury problems.

“We know the size of the task but to have four of our top five now missing makes it extremely hard.

“Sam Masters will take up the captaincy and I have no doubt he will do a good job for us and the reserves will need to contribute.

“We’re pleased to have Scott Nicholls on board, he’s still a class act and it’s good for us to have him in place for both legs of the final.

“We’ll need every fan who turned out last week to support us to come along again on Tuesday and get behind the boys.”

Belle Vue have concerns over Craig Cook and Max Fricke after crashes at the weekend.

WOLVES TEAM: Nick Morris, Ricky Wells, Scott Nicholls, Jacob Thorssell R/R, Sam Masters, Mark Riss, Nathan Greaves.

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