Adam Ellis has set his sights on a unique speedway double – by riding in a World Cup final and in the National League at Eastbourne inside 24 hours.

The Eagles No.1 is at reserve for Team GB tonight when they go for global gold at the National Speedway Stadium.

Then he returns south to face Mildenhall at Arlington tomorrow (3.30pm).

Ellis was called in by Team GB as part of a new SWC edict which says nations must have an under-21 rider on stand-by at reserve in case of injuries.

His pulsating form both for Eagles and Elite League track Poole earnt him the nod.

He will cap a momentous week by riding in a major overseas league for the first time when making his debut for Danish Superleague outfit Holsted on Friday.

Ellis arrived in Manchester yesterday and said: “I know the chances of getting a ride are pretty slim. But I’m looking forward to being involved in something at that level.

“I’ve done under-21 stuff in the last couple of years but this is another step up. I don’t want anybody to get injured but it would be cool to have a ride.

“I had a couple of hours of practice up there on Monday and we’ve got a few laps (today) to get the bikes dialled in.

“As reserve you have got to be ready to race.

“I hadn’t been there before but Danny King and Craig Cook were practising so it was pretty good to see what lines they took.

“I managed to pick up a bit from them and I felt pretty good. It’s such a nice track it doesn’t take much to get dialled in.”

Ellis sees the Danish date as a chance to put himself in the shop window across the Channel.

He said: "Holsted have been struggling a bit this year but this is a big opportunity for me. I wanted to race in one of the leagues abroad and this should be a good chance to get my name out there if things go well."

Eagles have been pushed hard in their last three home league meetings and will look to be more convincing against the Fen Tigers.

Charley Powell returns at reserve for Eagles while Tom Brennan takes part in the fifth round of the British Youth Championship at Leicester.

Eagles: Ellis, Cottham r/r, Wood, Perks, Knight, Harris, Powell.

Mildenhall: Armstrong , Widman, Halsey, Coles, Mountain, Bowtell, Ruddick.