Premier League News from all our rivals
Issued by the BSPA Press Office on Tuesday 9th June 2015
BERWICK will be looking to get their first Premier League points on board with two meetings in two days later this week.
The Bandits face Redcar on Thursday before travelling to Plymouth on Friday.
The Shielfield outfit haven't won in three meetings.
EDINBURGH can close the gap at the top of the Premier League when they go head-to-head home and away with fierce rivals Glasgow this weekend.
Club Director Brian Gray said: “Earlier results don't count as both clubs want to dominate this weekend which will determine the bragging rights for the rest of the season. It's a double clash of two of the country's top teams.”
GLASGOW have been hit with the news that Kozza Smith's season is over after suffering several broken bones in a horrific crash on Sunday.
Team Boss Stewart Dickson said: “He has a broken femur, he has broken the bone in three places and he also has five cracked ribs as well as hip damage as well.
“He was just getting a wee upturn in form but it's a very cruel sport in that way.
IPSWICH want to get back to winning ways when they face two meetings in two days later this week.
The Witches travel to Peterborough on Friday, but before that they host Newcastle at Foxhall on Thursday – a meeting the management will face a selection headache for.
They will definitely be without Danny King and Gino Manzares, both who are on Speedway World Cup duty and Cameron Heeps may also be missing.
NEWCASTLE slipped to their second Premier League defeat of the season with a narrow 48-42 home loss to table-toppers Somerset on Sunday.
Promoter Alan Hedley said: “It was a fair result – Somerset were the stronger side and are a team on form.
“Although it was disappointing that we didn't perform to the best of our ability.”
PETERBOROUGH have been hit by yet another injury blow as captain Ulrich Ostergaard has suffered a suspected broken toe and ankle ligament damage in a crash in Denmark.
Panthers Promoter Ged Rathbone said: “Ulrich was hit by another rider and that just about sums up our luck with injuries this season.
“We will be in regular contact with him in the current days, but both Ulrich and ourselves are optimistic he will be able to ride on Friday.”
PLYMOUTH host Berwick in the Premier League this Friday – a meeting which will see former No.1 and captain Ben Barker return to the St Boniface Arena.
Devils Co-Promoter Ashley Taylor said: “We all know what Ben can do, especially at the Arena in front of the Plymouth supporters.
“We have just got to make sure that we are up for it on the night.”
REDCAR have loaned Adam Roynon for a further month – keeping him at the club until the end of June.
Meanwhile, the Bears are set to announce a team change later this month subject to BSPA approval.
Promoter Brian Havelock said: “We had to do something, we couldn't go on like that, our performance at Ipswich was dreadful.”
RYE HOUSE have been hit by the news that Kasper Lykke suffered a broken collarbone while racing in Denmark over the weekend.
Team Manager John Sampford said: “We hope that the break is of the less severe variety and that he can speed up the recovery time with laser treatment.
“The worst case is that he will be facing 4-6 weeks out but he will be trying to bring that forward if at all possible.”
SCUNTHORPE are targeting their first Premier League win of the season when they host Workington on Friday.
Scorpions Promoter Rob Godfrey said: “We need to beat Workington on Friday – it's as simple as that!
“With a performance of similar determination (to that shown against Newcastle last week), I'm sure we can overcome the Comets and get some home Premier League points on the board.
SHEFFIELD's Andre Compton has described the Tigers as “a team of fighters.”
He said: “We made a fantastic start and that had a lot to do with our team spirit and the fact that we were functioning well as a group.
“It's been a bit frustrating because of all the injuries we've had but we have a team of fighters who will give it everything they've got and nobody can ask for more.”
SOMERSET extended their winning run to six meetings with wins over Rye House and Newcastle last week to pull clear at the top of the Premier League.
Commenting after their home win over the Rockets, Team Manager Garry May said: “Not only did we come back from a first half deficit to win the meeting and deny Rye House any points, but the fans were treated to a match of breath-taking action.
“We stretched our unbeaten home record to that 50 meeting mark – what more could you ask for from a match?”
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Last Updated : Tue 09 Jun 2015, 22:45 UK