Panthers boss Carl Johnson is backing teen star Robert Lambert to be a big World Cup hit.
The 17 year-old sensation lines up for Great Britain in Event Two at the Adrian Flux Arena in King’s Lynn - his home Elite League track - on Monday (June 8).
The British quartet - also featuring former world champion Tai Woffinden, long-time Grand Prix ace Chris Harris and Huntingdon-based Danny King - face Australia, America and Latvia.
Johnson said: “It is terrific for the club to have a rider involved in the World Cup and we are all hoping Robert can help Great Britain make it into the final.
“The GB boss Alun Rossiter clearly feels Robert can perform at that level and I’m also sure he is more than capable of doing a job.
“Robert’s knowledge of the King’s Lynn track will help him and hopefully he can take it all in his stride.
“I just hope people don’t put too much pressure on him and start pointing the finger if he happens to have a tough night.”
Lambert top-scored with paid 16 in his last Panthers meeting before the World Cup when helping the city side beat Berwick 51-39 last Friday.