Speedway: Ipswich Witches' Taylor Poole to avoid hand op

Stoke Potters rider Taylor Poole
Poole has averaged over six points a meeting this season

Ipswich Witches youngster Taylor Poole is expected to be out for three weeks after being told he will not require hand surgery.

The 19-year-old Australian had a planned operation postponed and will now avoid going under the knife.

Meanwhile, the Suffolk side will give a late fitness test to Chris Mills ahead of Thursday's visit of Newcastle.

Mills, 28, missed last week's away win over Plymouth with a knee complaint, with Ritchie Hawkins guest riding.

The victory was the Witches' second of the season on their travels and puts them fifth in the Premier League.