With no real avenues open for The Diamonds Management to take to replace Robert Lambert they've taken a brave and commendable decision.
Yes, with the only option being a 3:00 point National League rider, why not promote their own resource from #8 to #1? Seems a great way to go and one that will no doubt get the backing of the Brough Park faithful as one of their own takes to the track.
The Diamonds therefore go with Josh Embleton at #1 for Robert and all at Newcastle Speedway wish him the best of luck and hope he enjoys the experience.
The Diamonds make one other alteration to their line-up with Stuart Robson and Ashley Morris swapping race numbers. So. the revised Diamonds line-up should now be, 1. Josh Embleton 2. Stuart Robson 3. Ashley Morris 4. Ludvig Lindgren 5. Stevie Worrall 6. BEn Hopwood 7. Alfie Bowtell.
It's certainly going to be an interesting one against local rivals Redcar Bears who are desperate for points to maintain their play-off challenge. They will believe they have every chance of taking some away points with The Diamonds enforced changes.