Premier League News from our rivals!
Issued by the BSPA Press Office on Tuesday 5th July 2016
BERWICK team manager Scott Courtney praised the togetherness around Shielfield as track covers played their part in the 40-32 home win over Plymouth that sent the Bandits up to second place in the Premier League table.
Said Courtney: “I am genuinely overwhelmed by the passion and effort shown by everyone who helped cover the track before the downpours came which would have put the match in jeopardy.
“The track covers were a big reason we were able to take those vital league points!"
EDINBURGH ended their run of three consecutive defeats by seeing off Berwick 50-40.
The Monarchs gained a 5-1 in the opening heat and never looked back as Sam Masters and Ryan Fisher inspired the Scottish outfit to their sixth straight win at Armadale.
GLASGOW boss Stewart Dickson has hailed the club's supporters for the role they have played so far this season.
Speaking after their impressive 51-39 Scottish derby victory over Edinburgh he said: “The atmosphere was fantastic and the supporters were incredible – it was the best atmosphere for a long, long time.
“The place was bouncing and every one of the riders is a hero and the fans love them – that's what it's all about!”
IPSWICH boss Ritchie Hawkins is hoping the new underdog tag his side are being given will motivate them to a good run of form.
The Witches threw away a four-point lead at Scunthorpe, eventually collapsing to a 53-37 defeat.
Said Hawkins: “We've got to get a result somewhere away from home where maybe people are not expecting us to.
“The meetings are running out but while we can do it mathematically, we are still going for those play-offs.”
NEWCASTLE star Ludvig Lindgren is hoping a gap in the fixture list doesn't halt his side's progress in the Premier League.
Said Lindgren: “We seem to pick up better results when we're racing regularly; we did really well in May when we had lots of meetings but struggled in June when we only had three because of all the rain-offs.
“July is quiet again then August is hectic and hopefully that's when we can start showing what we can do again.”
PETERBOROUGH team manager Jason Attwood has demanded a response from his side after crashing out of the Knockout Cup 114-66 to Somerset on aggregate.
“We're not a bad team as we proved recently by winning six meetings in a row, but the two defeats against Somerset in the KO Cup tie have provided a huge wake-up call,” Attwood said.
“The challenge now is to ensure we respond well and get back in the groove in the Premier League as we're still in a very good position in the table.”
PLYMOUTH are hoping to see the return of inspirational duo Todd Kurtz and Kyle Newman to their line-up.
Team manager Lee Trigger said: “Todd has been suffering with a groin strain which has become a problem the more he has ridden. So we are hoping that, after resting up for a week, he will be back for the Pairs.
“I have spoken to Kyle and he is making good progress from his broken collarbone and is optimistic about getting back next week. We will have to see how it goes, but we are hopeful that he will be fit to ride at Sheffield.”
REDCAR boss Jitendra Duffill is hoping his side can end their run of 12 meetings without a win against Scunthorpe on Thursday – but insists the Bears will take nothing for granted.
Said Duffill: “Scunthorpe have struggled so far this year but that does not mean that this encounter will be easy and our record so far this year is no better than theirs.
“On paper the Scorpions are a lot better than recent form would lead you to believe and they won their last home meeting convincingly so they should not be underestimated.”
RYE HOUSE suffered yet another away match postponement with their clash at Redcar called off shortly after start-time last Thursday.
Boss Peter Schroeck said: “It is so disconcerting to have a nine hour round trip for absolutely nothing. It just feels as though nothing is going our way in terms of getting any rhythm to our fixtures at the moment.”
SCUNTHORPE No. 1 Ryan Douglas says his side can take a lot of inspiration from their 53-37 home win over Ipswich.
Said Douglas: “The whole team stepped up; we were much better out of the starts and we won it pretty comfortably in the end with a couple of heats to spare.
“We've got a lot of meetings coming up, and this win was a big confidence booster for everyone, so hopefully we can take it forward.”
SHEFFIELD reserve Nathan Greaves wants to highlight his progress in the second half of the season with the Tigers.
Greaves told the Sheffield Star: “I hope I can kick on from here and score a few more points between now and the end of the season and hit top form when the play-offs come around, that's the plan.
“I'm enjoying my time at Sheffield, it's a good club to ride for and the management have been good with us all.”
SOMERSET are preparing for their biggest night of the season as they host the Premier League Pairs on Friday.
Rebels Promoter Debbie Hancock said: “We are honoured to, once again, be staging this prestigious event; “it has always proved to be a great night of speedway action played out in front of a packed Oaktree Arena.”
“I hope that everyone attending Friday's meeting has a great night and may the best team win!”
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Last Updated : Tue 05 Jul 2016, 19:45 UK