Redcar v Glasgow – KO Cup Preview
Redcar Agilia Bears take on Craig Cook and his Glasgow Tigers side at the Media Prima on Tuesday night in the second round of the KO Cup.
It is sure to be another tough test for the Bears, but confidence will be high after the excellent home win over Leicester on Friday night. Jordan Stewart returns to the side after helping Australia U21s to qualify for the World U21 Team World Cup, although rider replacement will operate for the unfortunate Tom Bacon.
Glasgow are led by the excellent Craig Cook, who sits top of the Championship averages and is through to the GP Qualifier. They have a powerful looking team throughout, with Paul Starke and Rasmus Jensen having shown a liking to the Media Prima Arena in the past. At reserve Kyle Bickey has hit some big scores in recent weeks, whilst young Aussie Connor Bailey makes his first visit to the MPA.
Bears promoter Jitenda Duffill knows his side are in for a tough meeting:
“Glasgow are another very strong team and are led by the very impressive Craig Cook. I’m sure you will all be very excited to watch him race and the races featuring him and our big guns are a mouth watering prospect. We need a good lead to take to Glasgow on Friday which won’t be easy. ”
Bears fans are reminded there will be a collection for Tom Bacon and Broc Nicol at this meeting, after the pair suffered injuries over the past week.
Redcar: Charles Wright, r/r for Tom Bacon, Ulrich Ostergaard, Jordan Stewart, Michael Palm Toft, Nathan Greaves, Jack Smith
Glasgow: Craig Cook, James Sarjeant, Rasmus Jensen, Claus Vissing, Paul Starke, Kyle Bickley, Connor Bailey