Bears travel to Brummies
The Bears are in good form at the moment, and only just missed out against Scunthorpe last week despite being depleted. They will be looking to get back on track tonight against a Birmingham side who have made some fairly recent changes of their own. The Bears are without injured skipper Charles Wright for the meeting, Scunthorpe’s Aussie star Jake Allen will guest in his place. The Bears do welcome back German star Erik Riss for this meeting at number one.
Birmingham will also not be at full strength for the meeting, with Ashley Morris and Tero Aarnio both missing due to injury. The impressive Danny Ayres guests in place of Morris and rider replacement will operate for Aarnio.
The Bears welcome the Brummies at the Media Prima Arena on Friday in the return fixture.
Redcar: Erik Riss, Kasper Andersen, Michael Palm Toft, Jordan Stewart, Jake Allen, Tom Woolley, Nathan Greaves.
Birmingham: Adam Ellis, Nick Agertoft, Paco Castagna, Danny Ayres, Tero Aarnio R/R, Danyon Hume, James Shanes.