Ipswich Witches director of speedway Chris Louis has backed his team to continue their impressive home form despite the sale of Danny King.
King's departure was confirmed ahead of Thursday's meeting against Rye House, with the Witches beating the weather to finally get the fixture on.
The 25-year-old has been sold to Elite League side Birmingham Brummies for a five figure sum.
Louis said the sale would help him continue to rebuild the club.
He told the East Anglian Daily Times: "We have put time and money into his progression, he's a young English rider, but I need to see the bigger picture and re-building Ipswich Speedway - as I said at the start of last season - is what I intend to do.
"But re-building the club will cost and the money we get from Danny will help us do that.
"Since we moved into the Premier League, we have purchased Morten Risager, Kevin Doolan, Cameron Heeps and Rohan Tungate. There will be more to come. But we need finance to be able to do that."
Louis, who stressed that King had not asked to move, said he was confident the fixture against Rye House would go ahead.
"Our track man has had a window of opportunity to roll the track nice and hard, so it's in reasonably good shape, it's going to have a dry afternoon, so it's all systems go," he added.