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Hammers call up Birks

PUBLISHED: 12:32 16 June 2015 | UPDATED: 12:32 16 June 2015

Ashley Birks of Lakeside Hammers (pic: Rob Newell/TGSPHOTO)

Ashley Birks of Lakeside Hammers (pic: Rob Newell/TGSPHOTO)

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Rider returns to replace injured Boxall

The Vortex Lakeside Hammers have recalled the in-form Ashley Birks to the side in place of the injury-plagued Steve Boxall.

The call-up of Birks follows a string of terrific performances and fewer fixture clashes with his Sheffield commitments, the reason he initially dropped out of the side.

Subject to BSPA approval Birks will make his return this Friday (June 19) as the Hammers return to action at the Arena Essex Raceway.

Co-promoter Jon Cook said: “It’s the right time for Ash and us to get reacquainted.

“He was a popular member of the team at the start of the season, his form is revitalised now and it’s the perfect time for him to come back in.

“Ex-Hammer Colin White will be helping him on the night and this should give us back an edge we’ve missed.

“My thanks go to Stevie for his efforts, which were blighted badly by a shoulder injury, and whilst he would be happy to ride through the pain barrier, and did for us, now’s not the time.

“When fit we hope he will take the one remaining home clash for Ash.”

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