Premier League News from our rivals!
Issued by the BSPA Press Office on Tuesday 20th September 2016
EDINBURGH have confirmed that teenager Dan Bewley is 'unlikely' to race again this season.
The Monarchs reserve crashed in their fixture at Newcastle and hasn't ridden since after suffering head injuries.
Promoter John Campbell said: “We firmly believed last Wednesday after talking with Dan that he was ready to return for last Friday's visit of Somerset, but he was asked by his doctor the next day to delay pending a further hospital visit.
“I think we are all agreed that he needs to be very cautious after what was a potentially serious injury; following a head injury with concussion you cannot be too careful.”
GLASGOW reserve Coty Garcia believes his side's team spirit will help see them through to the finals of two competitions this weekend.
The Tigers take on Somerset in the Knockout Cup before travelling to Workington in the League Cup.
Said Garcia: "It's one of the best feelings to have a winning team - and everyone is enjoying themselves every single meeting. Whenever someone has a bad race or a crash, everyone is there to help."
IPSWICH boss Ritchie Hawkins is confident his side can gain an advantage from their play-off quarter final first leg tie at home to Edinburgh on Thursday.
Said Hawkins: "They are the reigning champions and won't want to lose that title easily but I think we are coming into the Play-Offs in the best form that I've known at the club since I have been involved.
"Everyone has been under a lot of pressure to win meetings and get us in the Play-Offs but we just want to carry on our good form because we've been riding so well."
NEWCASTLE continued their stunning home form with a 55-37 win over Ipswich.
Diamonds team manager George English said: "We really deserved the victory with Ludvig (Lindgren) being on tenterhooks as he was on the verge of becoming a daddy, so while he was racing he was certainly thinking about things elsewhere.
"It was good to get a win for Danny (Phillips) as well, but the lads are really pulling together as a team - so let the play-offs begin!"
PETERBOROUGH have missed out on a play-off spot after they failed to agree a date prior to the cut-off for their trip to Edinburgh.
The fixture will take place on Friday (September 23) - five days after the eligible date.
Panthers promoter Ged Rathbone said: "It means the meeting at Edinburgh is completely pointless, but we will still go there with the aim of winning and ending our season on a successful note."
RYE HOUSE star Edward Kennett is hoping a 48-45 home win over Scunthorpe will stand them in good stead for their Knockout Cup semi-final clash against Newcastle.
Said Kennett: "It was nice to finish with a win in the League; now we have three weeks to psych ourselves up for the Cup Semi-Final.
"As I've said before, if we can all fire together we can pull off a big score in the first leg to take up to Newcastle."
SCUNTHORPE promoter Rob Godfrey believes his side deserved even more than the one league consolation point they picked up from their 48-45 defeat at Rye House on Monday.
"It could have so easily been more, and then we'd have had every chance of finishing ahead of Rye House in the final league table as well," said Godfrey.
"Had the dice fallen slightly differently, we could have won the meeting."
SHEFFIELD ace Josh Bates hope his performances can continue to improve during the business end of the season.
Talking ahead of Thursday's League Cup clash against Somerset, Bates told the Sheffield Star: "I've had some problems and things haven't always been going my way but I think I'm over that now.
"We have some big meetings coming up so hopefully I can put together a run of form and do a good job for the team.”
SOMERSET can reach the League Cup Final if they hold on to their 18-point lead when they travel to Sheffield on Thursday.
Rebels team manager Garry May said: "It has never been my way to go and try to defend a lead, but with the more positive attitude of trying to win the match.
"We put in a good performance when we were recently at Sheffield in the league and were a bit unlucky that night, so we aim to put that knowledge to good use in Thursday's match."
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Last Updated : Tue 20 Sep 2016, 23:32 UK