Following the unexpected U-turn by Polish Grand Prix star Piotr Protasiewicz earlier this week, which led to him not making his expected reappearance in the Knights colours last night, a new signing is now all but in place.

That new signing is Danish star Ronni Pedersen who joins the Silver Machine Knights on loan from local rivals Peterborough. And, somewhat ironically, he is set to make his debut for King's Lynn at Peterborough tomorrow (Friday) in the scheduled second leg of the KO Cup semi final.

Peterborough gave the King's Lynn management permission to talk to Pedersen earlier this week, a deal has been agreed and a re-declared 1 to 7 accepted by the BSPA.

All that remains to be completed is "start permission" for Ronni to ride in this country from his home federation, the DMU. That is expected to be received either later today or tomorrow.

Pedersen, born in 1974 and Nicki Pedersen's elder brother has been riding in Denmark, Sweden and Poland this year and is therefore fully race fit. Like his younger bother, he is renowned for his forceful riding style and one source within the king's Lynn camp have already dubbed them "The Mayhem Brothers"!

Nicki, Ronni and the rest of the King's Lynn Silver Machine Knights will certainly be out to cause mayhem at Peterborough tomorrow in the second leg of the KO Cup semi final.

They go into the match defending a five point lead gained in the rain-affected first leg held at the Norfolk Arena last night.

With heavy rain making track conditions dangerous, referee Jim Lawrence abandoned the meeting at the end of heat 12 with the scoreline standing at King's Lynn 38 Peterborough 33 and that result will stand.

Provisional Kings Lynn line-up:

1. Nicki Pedersen, 2. Tom P Madsen, 3. Niklas Klingberg, 4. Ronni Pedersen, 5. Jason Crump (C), 6. Freddie Eriksson, 7. Richard Juul (G).