Premier League News from our rivals!
Issued by the BSPA Press Office on Tuesday 23rd August 2016
BERWICK round off their Premier League away campaign at Workington this weekend.
They will also be looking to get their hands on the Border Trophy against the Comets on Saturday.
Bandits boss Scott Courtney said: "We need to claw back those 15 points -but if our performance on Sky Sports against the Comets is anything to go by we are capable of achieving that, and getting our hands on the Trophy!"
"We head over to Derwent Park on Sunday to a track on which we have always been competitive and mustn't feel a final win is out of reach.
EDINBURGH's Ryan Fisher is hopeful he can take his place in the Monarchs line-up against Glasgow this Friday - just nine days after breaking his foot!
The American crashed heavily at Somerset last Wednesday but is keen to take on Edinburgh's Scottish rivals in the Knockout Cup.
Said Fisher: "I knew that something was broken after the crash because my foot was aching and that's always a sure sign.
"I don't really have any pain now and with the plaster cut off I think I can race on; I'm improving every day."
GLASGOW boss Stewart Dickson admitted he was frustrated with their 46-44 home defeat against Somerset on Sunday.
The Tigers let a six point lead slip as they fell to their first home defeat of the season.
Said Dickson: "It's a big blow - I'm not going to kid on that it's not. It's a big dent to our hopes of getting into the top two.
"It's disappointing but it's one defeat at home, our first for a long time, and I'm certainly not going to criticise the riders."
IPSWICH Director of Speedway Chris Louis believes his side need an away win at Redcar to boost their play-off hopes.
The Witches are just one point off the top six and have lost just three of their last 11 meetings.
Said Louis: "We know realistically we've got to get four points and it's a track we've got a good record at although they (Redcar) have in the last few months picked up their home form.
"I think we've got a team more than capable of grabbing all the points from it and they know they have to."
NEWCASTLE manager George English has praised his side's strength in depth following their 59-34 crushing win over Peterborough.
Said English: "It was an excellent and solid display of our quality as Peterborough's away record is excellent so our win and our sixth place in the league is well deserved.
"It's all down to the team's perfect unity at the moment; if one lad has an off night the rest can pick up their game and we can still win as we proved."
PETERBOROUGH boss Carl Johnson slammed his side's performance after they were well beaten 59-34 at Newcastle on Sunday.
Said Johnson: "It was embarrassing; there was nowhere near enough effort or heart from the majority of the riders.
"We got exactly what we deserved from the meeting . . . absolutely nothing!"
PLYMOUTH team manager Lee Trigger is hoping his side can build on their 48-45 home win over Rye House when they host Premier League leaders Somerset on Friday.
Said Trigger: "Somerset are very strong opponents and they will be up for the meetings against us after we did the double on them last year.
“We will have our full team of seven riders on duty and they should be full of confidence after the home win over Rye House last Friday.”
REDCAR boss Jitendra Duffill admits he is worried about reserve pairing Lee Payne and new boy Jye Etheridge.
Duffill told the Speedway Star: "Lee has showed that he can do it; no-one is in any doubt that there is a good speedway rider in there, he's just giving everyone a head start at the moment.
"As for Jye I'm sure he'll get better as he goes on - he has been out of action for a while."
RYE HOUSE team manager Peter Schroeck admitted to feeling mixed emotions following their 48-45 defeat at Plymouth last Friday.
Said Schroeck: "I initially felt gutted afterwards, but then I realised that the boys had given everything in what was proper racing, with so many blanket situations.
"I am proud of the boys for all their efforts. Robbo (Stuart Robson) is on fire at the moment and he was absolutely flying."
SCUNTHORPE are hoping to end a disappointing campaign on a high - by hitting a run of form and climbing off the foot of the Premier League table.
Scorpions promoter Rob Godfrey said: "We had an excellent win over Workington, and we plan to build on that.
"Newcastle will come here looking for points to consolidate their challenge for a place in the play-offs, and I predict another humdinger of a meeting.
"We're out to finish our season on a flourish, and part of that involves going unbeaten at home for our remaining meetings."
SHEFFIELD joint team manager Eric Boocock has challenged reserve duo Arthur Sississ and Nathan Greaves to put in a match winning performance when they host Scunthorpe on Thursday.
Boocock told the Sheffield Star: "They've got to see this meeting as a chance to get back on track otherwise maybe we will have to look at making a change.
"Their scores and performances have been a concern, but that's just the nature of the game when you've got riders who aren't racing to their potential."
SOMERSET boss Garry May is expecting their rivalry to continue against Plymouth when they go head-to-head twice in two days.
Said May: "It goes without saying that we will be looking to get maximum points from these two matches.
"But although Plymouth's hopes of reaching the play-offs seem to be fading away, there is nothing they would like more than to get one over us, and so I think the fans will have two cracking matches to enjoy!”
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