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Andersen vows to grasp Wolverhampton Wolves chance

By Russell Youll | Speedway | Published:

Good things come to those who wait – even if Wolverhampton’s Jonas B Andersen was among those kicking his heels last night.

Jonas B Andersen (Credit: Colin Poole)

The 25-year-old was drafted in by the Parrys International Wolves in place of Cameron Heeps and registered eight-paid-nine on his debut against Leicester on Monday, writes Andy Mitchell.

It was a great way to start after years of hoping to break into Britain’s top flight but, along with his colleagues and rivals, hopes of more action got washed out at Somerset.

Everyone was all set to go at the Oak Tree Arena last night until the heavens opened around 6.30pm, making the postponement inevitable.

But with a solid start behind him, Andersen is keen to play his part as Wolverhampton seek a play-off place for the third straight season.

“I’ve been trying to get into the top league for the four years I’ve been here now but it’s really hard in England,” Andersen said.

“I’m really grateful to be given an opportunity and want to try to prove what I can do.

“I’d never raced at Wolverhampton before so that made my first meeting even more pleasing.

“I made a good gate in the first one but got pushed a bit wide and ran out of room. I felt I’d got the speed and I was confident I could do alright.

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“I got used to the track pretty quickly and I was very happy.

“The first time you go anywhere you’re going to struggle a little bit but I was pleased with how I scored in the end.

“Sometimes in your first meeting for a new team you can overthink things but I just went there telling myself there was no pressure on me, enjoyed myself and it worked.

“The team spirit was amazing. They all spoke to me about set-ups and which lines to run and it already feels good to race for this team.

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“I prefer the big, fast tracks if I’m being honest but I used to be good at the smaller tracks because that’s how I was brought up and I have a good technique for those too.

“If we can get one or two away wins and win all our home meetings that are left then we’ve got a really great chance of making the play-offs.

“So we know what we need to aim for and hopefully I can help the team do that.”

A new date for the postponed Somerset fixture will be announced in due course.

Russell Youll

By Russell Youll
@russyoull_star

Group Sports Editor for the Express & Star and Shropshire Star

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