THE ‘Cases’ Somerset Rebels will be looking to make it three successive home wins with the visit of the King’s Lynn Stars to the Oaktree Arena tomorrow, writes Ian Belcher.

They’re also seeking some revenge on the Norfolk side for their two-point win on their earlier visit this year.

With each of the eight teams in the SGB Premiership facing each other twice both home and away this season, Friday will be King’s Lynn’s second league match at the Oaktree Arena, having prevailed 46-44 on their previous visit to Somerset at the end of April.

King’s Lynn have made a good start to the 2017 season, losing just once at home and winning two out of four away.

The Stars are led by 2012 world champion Chris Holder, together with the recently crowned British Under-21 champion Robert Lambert and 2013 Australian champion Troy Batchelor.

As if to emphasis the task facing the Rebels on Friday night, Holder and Lambert teamed up for King’s Lynn to win in dominating style the SGB Premiership Pairs championship held at the Oaktree Arena at the end of March.

Somerset will, however, go into Friday’s meeting on the back of two home wins against Rye House and Belle Vue, as well as picking up a hard-fought league point at Leicester last Saturday.

They will be missing three of their septet, though, with new signing Michael Palm Toft required to ride for Scunthorpe, Cameron Heeps riding for Ipswich, and Charles Wright still missing due to concussion after a recent fall.

Somerset have brought in ex-Rebel Brady Kurtz as a guest replacement for Palm Toft and will use a further, as yet unconfirmed, guest for Heeps.

They will have no option but to use the rider replacement facility to cover for Wright.

Rebels team manager Garry May said: “The match should be a real cracker.

“King’s Lynn only just pipped us on their previous visit to the Oaktree Arena, but since then I think we have become a different proposition, especially at home, so we will be going all out to make it three home wins on the trot.”