Premier League News from our rivals!
Issued by the BSPA Press Office on Tuesday 12th July 2016.
BERWICK stage their 'Stars of Tomorrow' individual event at Shielfield this Saturday.
Co-promoter Dennis McCleary told the Speedway Star: "It's the one date available to us; July is a bit of a nightmare fixture wise.
"Being a Saturday track we always clash with the Grand Prix and this year there is also the Premier League Fours and the World Cup."
EDINBURGH star Ryan Fisher is looking to continue his recent run of form in back-to-back meetings against Redcar and Glasgow later this week.
The American has top-scored for the Monarchs in their last two team meetings.
He told the Speedway Star: "I'm happy with how things are going; I've put quite a lot into my engines.
"I'm confident that I can score well for the remainder of the season."
GLASGOW let a four point lead slip as they suffered a surprise 51-39 defeat away at struggling Scunthorpe on Sunday.
Tigers team manager Stewart Dickson said: "People will look at it and say it's a shock result, because they were bottom and we were top, and I think they're right.
"If we haven't realised already, we need to realise that when we go to these places, these teams are gunning for us; we're classed as favourites, we are big scalps, and unfortunately this is what we're getting."
IPSWICH promoter Chris Louis has challenged his side to be more ruthless in finishing off their opponents earlier in meetings.
Said Louis: "It's been a bit of a trend this season where we have built up a lead and then thrown it away with a mid-meeting collapse.
"We need to push the opposition to the point of no return and we haven't been able to do that this season."
NEWCASTLE team manager George English was full of praise for his side as they overturned a ten point first leg deficit to progress in the Knockout Cup with a 57-32 home victory over Scunthorpe.
Said English: "The lads knuckled down and produced a performance we could only have dreamed about.
"Our skipper Ludvig Lindgen was severely beaten up after a couple of heavy falls last week and to produce the best performance he ever has for us with a paid 18-point maximum shows the commitment the riders have shown and thoroughly deserve another Cup round to battle."
PETERBOROUGH are set to hand Ashley Morris his debut against Scunthorpe tonight (Tuesday) after signing the British youngster on a 28 day deal.
Panthers Promoter Ged Rathbone said: "Ashley might only be 22 but he boasts considerably more experience than many older riders.
"He has raced at all three levels of British speedway and I'm confident he will make the most of this opportunity.”
PLYMOUTH team manager Lee Trigger says his side need to get their season back on track, starting at high-flying Sheffield this Thursday.
Said Trigger: "We need to get back to the form that we are capable of producing.
"If we do that we can start winning matches again, which is important because we need to start putting some points on the board.”
REDCAR were victorious for the first time in over two months when they beat Scunthorpe 48-41 at home last Thursday.
The result ended a nightmare run of 12 meetings without a win.
The Bears host Edinburgh this Thursday.
RYE HOUSE team manager Peter Schroeck admits he is concerned that regular Premier League fixtures won't be completed in time.
The Rockets have raced just two away fixtures this season following a whole host of rain-offs.
Schroeck told the Speedway Star: "I really think they're going to have to change the cut-off date because I don't see how everyone is going to get their meetings in - the weather has just been awful!"
SCUNTHORPE crashed out of the Knockout Cup on Monday losing 97-82 on aggregate to Newcastle.
The exit came just 24-hours after the struggling Scorpions picked up a shock victory over league leaders Glasgow.
Team manager Dave Peet said: "It was quite a disappointing performance after the high of beating Glasgow a day earlier.
"We'll put the display at Newcastle behind us and move on, although we do need to do better when we return to Brough Park later in the season for the Premier League clash.”
SHEFFIELD racer Kyle Howarth admits he is looking forward to returning to Premier League action when the Tigers host Plymouth on Thursday.
Howarth told the Sheffield Star: "It's been a busy chunk of the season and although plenty of time on the bike can do you good it can be tiring and every now and again a break can do you good.
"I need things to get back on track personally to help make life a bit easier for the team as well. Hopefully I can do that with Sheffield as well now we are back at home."
SOMERSET team manager Garry May believes his side will be buoyed by recent performances when they host Newcastle on Friday.
Said May: "The boys have all been riding exceptionally well in recent weeks, as our record-breaking away win at Plymouth and our aggregate Knockout Cup Quarter-Final win over Peterborough has proved, so it looks as if the fans will be in for another night of top quality Oaktree Arena action."
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