Skipper Cameron Woodward has revealed he helped Eastbourne to a win double despite a broken finger.

Woodward scored a season’s best 11-paid-12 in the 55-41 defeat of Belle Vue, just four days after Eagles saw off Peterborough.

Eagles are now without a fixture until the trip to runaway leaders Poole on Wednesday, May 19.

The trip to Peterborough a week on Thursday is being rescheduled.

Australian star Woodward said: "I’ve got a broken pinkie. I’m going to have surgery on it.

“It was at Wolves a couple of weeks ago. I had a crash and snapped it longways. I hadn’t told anybody. I didn’t want it to be a weak point or be questioned about it.

“I’ve got two weeks off now, though, so it will be all right.”

Woodward has had to come up with a new technique off the starts to compensate for his injury.

He added: “If it’s bumpy the finger hurts and I can’t use it on the clutch like I used to. I’ve had to adapt the lever a bit.

“I’m not a trapper anyway but I’m getting there. I think maybe the two fingers is the way to go!”

Eagles will stage a special meeting on May 27 to launch Thursday night racing at the track.

It is being billed as a gala night of Eagles nostalgia with riders from past and present Eastbourne teams.