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Devils Back On Track

PREVIEW Sunday 1st August 2021, 10:59am

by Graham Muncie

The Stellar Devils are back on track Sunday afternoon as they make the trek to deepest Suffolk to take on Mildenhall in a tough looking fixture.

It's been over 6 weeks since the Devils took to track if you discount the aborted Leicester meeting and with only Nathan Greaves and Archie Freeman (who misses this fixture) riding elsewhere regularly it will be good for the youngsters to blow off the cobwebs.

It has to be said though that the Fen Tigers may be no better placed in regards to race readiness this being only their 2nd home fixture and 4th fixture overall.

Malcolm Vasey's men are the only stand alone team in the division and many tipped them for honours at the start of the season. It's been an up and down campaign so far though with a draw at Leicester and point at Berwick being coupled with a home defeat to Kent.

The strength of the Fen Tigers is undoubtedly at the top end where Championship experienced Jason Edwards, Jordan Jenkins and Luke Ruddick lead the way.

Main backup comes from Sam Bebee and Elliot Kelly with the former a real key man his 7 point haul in that Kent fixture showing his strength.

Like Muff and Sam Hagon sit in the reserve positions Hagon one of the revelations of the division so far this year with double digit returns at Berwick and Leicester to his name.

For the Devils there is one change to the usual line-up as mentioned previously Archie Freeman misses out due to Newcastle commitments Sam Woolley stepping in.

Nathan Greaves will lead the way with the recent injury woes meaning a confidence boosting big score would be more than welcome.

Danny Phillips and Tom Woolley will provide the backup with both looking to keep up their solid scoring so far this season.

George Rothery is of course the wildcard in the Devils team and a big afternoon for the Cumbrian will go a long way to propelling the Devils towards any glory they can achieve.

Tapes up is 3pm with live updates available on the Devils website