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Issued by the BSPA Press Office on Tuesday 2nd June 2015
BERWICK'S Claus Vissing faces a spell on the sidelines after suffering knee ligament damage during the club's home fixture against Redcar just over a week ago.
Said Vissing: “I will have to wear this (knee brace) for at least six weeks and then they will see me again and decide if it will be strong enough to let me resume racing.
“Be assured, I will do my best and fight hard to be back again just as soon as I can.”
EDINBURGH maintained their 100 per cent to the Premier League with a 56-36 home win over Workington.
Reserve Max Clegg told the Edinburgh Evening News: “Workington struggled round Armadale because it is not an easy track to ride and it was a pretty comfortable win for the whole team.
“It was good to get all three points to keep our unbeaten start to the league going.”
GLASGOW boss Stewart Dickson believes heat-leaders Nick Morris and Richard Lawson can inspire the Tigers during a crucial spell which will see them compete in nine Premier League meetings in four weeks.
Said Dickson: “I still think there's more to come from Nick and Richard, but I'm pleased that they're starting to hit a bit of form now.
“Hopefully some of the other boys will get a wee bit of a lift from seeing them do that and we can all push on.”
IPSWICH secured a Premier League double over Redcar to make it four wins on the spin in all competitions for the Witches.
Speaking after their 65-25 home demolition of the Bears on Sunday, Co-promoter Chris Louis said: “It was a much stronger team performance tonight and they all chipped in to achieve this result.
“We need to build on this form now and continue to progress upwards in the league table.”
NEWCASTLE promoter Alan Hedley had mixed emotions following his side's 49-44 League Cup home win over Sheffield on Sunday.
Said Hedley: “It was an unusual meeting; there was a point we looked like we would get the points we needed but in the space of two heats it looked like we could lose the match.
“It's disappointing that we didn't progress to the semi-finals but at the same time it's good to get another win under our belt.”
PETERBOROUGH recovered from an early eight-point deficit to earn a hard-fought 51-39 win against Berwick on Friday to extend their unbeaten home streak.
Panthers team boss Carl Johnson said: “We always knew it was going to be tough and that is certainly how it proved.
“The riders knew they didn't perform in the first few races and they put it right; they can be proud of the way they fought-back and went on to win the meeting impressively in the end.
PLYMOUTH have re-signed Hungarian rider Roland Benko in time to face Glasgow in the Premier League this Friday.
Devils co-promoter Ashley Taylor said: “He (Benko) has some unfinished business as far as we are concerned; his away form was less than spectacular, but Roland was gating well and getting some good scores at home.
“This season he will be back with a great knowledge of away tracks so we are looking forward to improved performances away from home.”
REDCAR boss Jitendra Duffill admitted team changes need to made by the Bears management – and that was before Sunday's 65-25 battering at the hands of Ipswich.
Duffill told the Gazette Live: “We have some pretty big decisions to make about going forward; we need to strengthen, there's no doubt about that.
“Hugh (Skidmore) is going to be out for longer than we'd hoped so if there are riders available who want to come to the club, we need to look at redeclaring.”
RYE HOUSE picked up their second successive home win with a 52-40 victory over Berwick on Sunday.
Swedish star Robin Aspegren said: “Our confidence is really high at the moment; we've got a good team spirit and that's despite us still missing Anders (Mellgren) for a few more weeks.
“When we get everyone back, we'll be going really well but every match is tough.”
SCUNTHORPE are looking to build a healthy lead in their Knockout Cup first leg tie against Newcastle on Friday.
Scorpions promoter Rob Godfrey said: “We've not given up on either league or cup this season and just one win could change around the whole fortunes of the team.
“The two meetings against Newcastle in the cup could be ones to relish.”
SHEFFIELD have booked Owlerton specialist Brady Kurtz to guest at No.1 for their Premier League clash with Glasgow on Thursday.
Tigers promoter Damien Bates said: “Brady Kurtz, by his own admission, loves the track as we have discovered to our cost this season when he's ridden against us!
“It promises to be a great meeting on Thursday and we are very much up for revenge.”
SOMERSET team manager Garry May has admitted he may change the Rebels' team riding order for this Friday's Premier League home clash with Rye House.
Said May: “We might give the order a bit of a tweak to see if that will give us a better start to matches than we have seen in recent weeks.
“I think we've got the better all-round strength to see them off, but it has the makings of another cracking match.
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