Swales set for Scottish mission!
Redcar co-promoter Jamie Swales is not ready to bring the curtain down on Redcar’s Championship season as the Teessiders travel north ready to claw back 12 points in the second leg of the play-off quarter final at Armadale this evening, (19:30 start). The promotion have been devestated by the late withdrawal of Michael Palm Toft who’s expected return from injury was knocked back after an unsuccessful return for his Premiership club, Peterborough Panthers.
Swales believes he has the men to go to Edinburgh and win the meeting well, “We need to go and do the extraordinary, we have worked all season and it comes down to one match to pull the deficit back. I believe we have the riders to go there and do a job as Armadale holds no fears for our boys and if we can do it there are potentially four more fixtures for our riders. It’s time for all our riders to click at the same time, something that hasn’t happened all season.”
Swales admitted that the first leg was always going to be a tough ask without Palm-Toft, “I knew we were in a little bit of trouble when we had to run rider replacement but there’s no excuse, Edinburgh rode our track better than we did. The Monarchs deserved the win but it’s only half time!”
Swales is also pleased with his work in his first year as co-promoter, “I’m happy with how things have gone for Redcar as a whole. I’m feeling a little flat after Sunday but positive things have been going on with Redcar, crowd levels are up and let’s bring on next year!”
The exuberant co-promoter is also looking forward to the team he can put together next season, “If we could we would just bring all 7 lads back but it’s not that easy in speedway. There is a lot of interest from riders wanting to come to our club which confirms how well we are doing at our club.”
Swales is also helping to finalise the Silver Helmet lineup with news to come soon on names involved in the meeting, “The lineup isn’t finalised yet but there will be a few familiar faces with hopefully a few surprises thrown in!”
Redcar are once again left with rider replacement as the only option to replace Palm Toft, leaving the Bears vulnerable. Edinburgh continue to use the services of Jason Edwards as a guest reserve whilst they also welcome back Anders Rowe who is returning from a knee injury.
EDINBURGH WHAT THE FORK MONARCHS
1. Sam Masters 9.41 (C)
2. Anders Rowe 4.09
3. Kye Thomson 5.51
4. Josh Pickering 8.34
5. Richie Worrall 7.36
6. Drew Kemp 3*
7. Jason Edwards (G) 3.91
TM : John Campbell
Redcar Agilia Bears.
1. Charles Wright 8.49 (C)
2. James Sarjeant 4.26
3. Jake Allen 7.72
4 Rider Replacement for Michael Palm Toft
5 Lewis Kerr 7.87
6. Ryan Kinsley 3.00
7. Jordan Jenkins 2*
TM: Jade Mudgway