Premier League News from our rivals!
Issued by the BSPA Press Office on Tuesday 21st June 2016
BERWICK team manager Scott Courtney praised the determination of his side following their 60-33 home win over Ipswich on Saturday.
It was a third successive victory at Shielfield Park for the Bandits - despite being dealt a number of team blows.
Said Courtney: "That was an expert demonstration of being a team in the truest sense of the word.
"We seem to have had everything thrown at us in recent weeks with injuries, retirements and all, yet these guys just keep bouncing back for us."
EDINBURGH boss John Campbell admits he was disappointed to leave Plymouth empty handed on Saturday.
The Monarchs went down 52-41 at the St. Boniface Arena as they suffered their sixth straight defeat on their travels.
"We probably should have got a point out of it," Campbell said.
"Unfortunately we replaced two missing riders who scored 15 between them last time there with two guests who got three."
GLASGOW are sweating on the fitness of Nike Lunna ahead of back-to-back derbies against Scottish rivals Edinburgh.
The Tigers travel to Armadale on Friday before hosting the Monarchs at the Peugeot Ashfield Stadium on Wednesday, June 29.
Lunna underwent an operation last week after discovering he'd been racing several meetings with a broken bone in his hand.
IPSWICH boss Ritchie Hawkins has received the backing of promoter Chris Louis despite a disappointing few opening months to the campaign.
Hawkins is making his debut as team manager in 2016 and things haven't exactly gone to plan, with the Witches winning just two of their last eight meetings.
Said Louis: "I still have 100 per cent faith in Ritchie and I'm certain that the current team have faith in him too.
"There's absolutely no issues between club and manager and team and manager and I'm happy that we have a really good dynamic in the whole team."
NEWCASTLE team manager George English has expressed his delight for Swedish star Ludvig Lindgren who has secured a doubling-up role with Leicester.
The 25-year-old has been a solid performer once again for the Diamonds in 2016 and English believes his side can benefit from Lindgren's top flight experience.
Said English: “We are pleased that Ludvig has found a place in the Elite League with Leicester as it will give him more meetings in this country to keep him sharp and ready for the Diamonds matches.”
PETERBOROUGH boss Jason Attwood has warned his riders against any complacency when they host Plymouth tonight (Tuesday).
A win would see the Panthers move back to the top of the Premier League but Attwood believes the Devils will be desperate to be spoilers.
Said Attwood: "They are full of riders who can excel at our track and showed their liking for it with their performances here last season.
“I imagine they will be coming here with the target of at least collecting a point, but we can't be having that; we want to send them home with nothing!"
PLYMOUTH boss Lee Trigger believes his side are more than capable of getting a result at high-flying Peterborough tonight (Tuesday).
The Devils will be at full-strength for the first time on their travels this season and Trigger thinks that could be a big factor.
He said: "If all seven ride to their full potential, we will be optimistic of coming away with something from Peterborough and start getting some points on the board away from home.”
REDCAR aim to restore a bit of pride when they face back-to-back meetings against an in-form Sheffield side later this week.
The Bears travel to Owlerton on Thursday before hosting the Tigers on Friday.
Jitendra Duffill's men will be looking to add points to their Premier League tally as they are without a win in ten meetings.
RYE HOUSE are still yet to complete an away fixture in 2016 after their meeting at Scunthorpe on Sunday was abandoned after just two heats!
A heavy downpour hit the track early in the meeting leaving the referee with no option but to call the clash off.
Rockets team boss Peter Schroeck said: "To say it was all very frustrating, especially after what had been a dry afternoon, is an understatement. But we'll channel that frustration into our next match at Somerset on Friday, and we'll start again there.”
SCUNTHORPE will offer supporters free re-admission for those who attended Sunday's rain affected meeting with Rye House.
Scorpions promoter Rob Godfrey said: "We did incur a number of costs by getting as far as we did, but Scunthorpe Speedway never have and never will be about ripping off the fans.
"I believe it's about looking after the fans, and I hope they will appreciate this gesture."
SHEFFIELD co-promoter Peter Mole feels the management have achieved one of their goals for 2016 by building an entertaining, winning team.
The Tigers have lost just one of their last seven meetings and are in a solid position towards the top of the Premier League.
Mole told the Sheffield Star: "When we sat down to decide on our team plans for this season we had several permutations but it was vital to have two main issues – winning and entertainment.
"We've achieved both those so far this season and we will move forward from here and continue to press for home wins and as many points as we can away."
SOMERSET are keen to continue their impressive form when they host Rye House on Friday.
The Rebels have won their last nine competitive fixtures and are living up to their expectations after being labelled as one of the pre-season favourites for the 2016 campaign.
Team manager Garry May said: "We'll be looking to maintain our unbeaten league record and bag another three league points in order to keep the pressure on other at the top of the Premier League table.”
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