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Simpson aiming for thundering start at Kilmarnock

Marty Simpson says he already feels right at home at Murrayfield after kicking off his Racers career with a victory.

The ‘D’ man helped the team claim the Caledonia Challenge Cup last weekend with a 5-2 home win over Dundee Comets.

He will be back on the blueline on Saturday as the Racers travel to face Kilmarnock Thunder in the Stuart Robertson Cup.

The Racers won the competition last season and the former Kirkcaldy Kestrels player believes last week’s performance will help his new team get off to a flyer this time around.

“The organisation and the fans have welcomed me in well, which always helps to give you the boost to get back into games and start the season off right,” he said.

“Sunday’s game was big for us – it gave us a chance to shake off the rust from the summer and also find out how each other play and bond.

“I thought we played well as a team and fought till the very end, especially after only training together for a week.

“Kilmarnock is always a tough game with how small the ice pad is, but we just need to find our rhythm and keep to what we know and it will all go well. This is just the start to building the season and what we will accomplish.”

The Racers are also in action on Sunday as they host Paisley Pirates in a challenge match. To purchase tickets, please click here.

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