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Issued by the BSPA Press Office on Tuesday 7th July 2015
BERWICK are looking to gain ground on the Premier League's top five when they host Peterborough in front of the TV cameras on Wednesday.
Co-Promoter Dennis McCleary said: “Having Sky Sports here again for the third year running is a dream and I'm so pleased for my colleagues and all the volunteers who make speedway possible at Berwick.
“We can put this one on for the world to see and it has the making of a classic contest.”
EDINBURGH were unable to defend their Premier League Pairs Crown as they crashed out in the group stages.
Sam Masters dropped just two points but German rider Kevin Wolbert endured a tough night.
The Monarchs are back in team action this Friday when they host Sheffield in a crucial match at the top of the league.
GLASGOW put themselves in a strong position last week after a 14-point victory in their first leg League Cup tie at home to Sheffield.
It was an incident packed meeting but the Scottish Tigers were inspired by a paid seventeen-point haul from Richard Lawson.
The Ashfield outfit will now be looking to bolster their play-off bid with a home win against Workington this Sunday.
IPSWICH backed up an impressive 56-35 home win over Plymouth on Thursday by getting their hands on the Premier League Pairs title the following night.
Skipper Danny King and Rohan Tungate were the victorious duo who led the Witches to Pairs glory for the first time since 1977.
Co-Promoter Chris Louis said: “It was great to have a seven man team again on Thursday and take a good win, but winning the Pairs will lift the team even further – I'm looking forward to the rest of the season!”
NEWCASTLE will be looking to extend their recent good form with two matches in two days this weekend.
The Diamonds have picked up a pair of comfortable wins in their last two home meetings but still have work to do if they are to reach the end of season play-offs.
Newcastle travel to Workington on Saturday before entertaining Sheffield the following evening.
PETERBOROUGH got back to winning ways on Sunday and climbed to within two-points of the top of the league after a 51-41 home win against Redcar.
Panthers boss Carl Johnson said: “The riders were well aware they needed to deliver a response and that is exactly what they did.
“The crowd deserved a good performance and they got one.”
PLYMOUTH are hoping to be back at full strength for their Knockout Cup Quarter Final matches against Somerset this weekend.
The Devils are set to see the return of reserve Roland Benko at the Oaktree Arena on Friday before the deciding, home second leg the following night.
Co-Promoter Ashley Taylor said: “There are enough riders in our team who can go well at Somerset and we will be looking to keep the scores tight in the first leg in preparation for our home leg 24-hours later.”
REDCAR moved off the bottom of the Premier League with a 49-41 home win over fellow strugglers Scunthorpe on Thursday.
Bears Team Manager Jitendra Duffill told The Gazette: “They kept us on our toes all meeting and they really made us work hard for it.
“But it was a much improved performance and we do seem to have turned the corner somewhat.”
RYE HOUSE have signed former German Under-21 star Danny Maassen to replace the injured Steve Boxall.
Rockets Team Manager John Sampford said: “We desperately need to get back to fielding a full seven man side and Danny's signing pushes us in that direction.
“Danny is very, very keen to impress and, needless to say, we're very keen to see him progress and show us what he is capable of.”
SCUNTHORPE promoter Rob Godfrey says attendance levels at their remaining seven home Premier League fixtures this season are critical to the future of the club.
Said Godfrey: “Whether we're finished as a club, I don't know; I don't want this to be our last season, but I have to say we're fighting for survival now.
“I need to know that people still want speedway in Scunthorpe and that we're going to get the level of support we need to make it viable to continue.”
SHEFFIELD have booked 2015 British Grand Prix wildcard Craig Cook to guest at No.1 against Berwick on Thursday.
Tigers Co-Promoter Damien Bates said: “Craig did well in Cardiff and we're delighted to welcome him into the Sheffield side for this guest appearance.
“We remain serious about keeping our season going and pushing for the Premier League play-offs.”
SOMERSET face three big meetings in consecutive days as they travel to Redcar in the Premier League on Thursday before both legs of their League Cup tie against Plymouth.
Rebels Team Manager Garry May said: “We go to Redcar looking to pick up some points but if we can better the point that Edinburgh won on their recent visit then that will do us very nicely!
“We'll see what Friday night brings us and take it from there when we go back down to Plymouth the following evening.
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