Devils face tricky pre-season tie against touring side

Plymouth Devils

Plymouth Devils will take on a star-studded touring side on Friday in a warm-up encounter before the Premier League season begins.

Former British champion Joe Screen is the top attraction in the visiting team, with Czech race Lubos Tomicek also set to make an appearance.

New signing Jason Bunyan is named at number one for the new look Devils.

Mark Simmonds and Seemond Stephens are the only two surviving Devils from last season's campaign.

The visitors will be boosted by the experience of three veteran riders, including 51-year-old former Swindon and Birmingham rider Shaw McConnell.

Eddie Castro, 52, will captain the side, with 51-year-old Doug Nicol also named in the starting line-up.

Plymouth: Jason Bunyan, Mark Simmonds, Seemond Stephens, Jesper Kristiansen, Lee Smart. Reserves: Tim Webster, James Cockle.

Travel Plus American Touring Side: Joe Screen, Doug Nichol, Shawn McConnell, Eddie Castro, Lubos Tomicek. Reserves: Mike Buman, Austin Novratil.

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