Jenkins ready for Play-Off decider!
Redcar’s rising star Jordan Jenkins is ready to upset the applecart as Redcar fight to avoid play-off elimination in the rearranged second leg at Armadale this Tuesday, (19:30 start). Jenkins believes the Bears have the right mindset to take it to the Monarchs, “We can go up there with the pressure on them as we have everything to gain and nothing to lose.”
The second leg was originally set for last Friday evening but James Sarjeant had a frightening season ending crash in heat 1 which means the teams go again this evening.
Jenkins is disappointed that the former Monarchs man is out for the rest of the campaign, “I’m gutted that James got injured but it’s one of those things and it was nobody’s fault but thank god for air fences as without the air fence it could’ve been much worse.”
Jenkins believes it is mission possible for the Bears, “Edinburgh are a good side, especially at home but they have lost at home this season so pulling it back is definitely achievable for us.”
Jenkins is also hopeful he can contribute well to the minimum 51 points Redcar need on the night, “I don’t want to put too much pressure on myself but I surpassed my expectations when I rode there at the start of the season in my first meeting for Redcar (Jenkins scored paid 5) and there’s no reason why I can’t perform well again to help the team reach the semi-finals.”
Redcar are hopeful that Michael Palm-Toft is fit for battle as he continues to nurse the hand injury he suffered during the Premiership play-off semi final whilst the Bears run rider replacement for the stricken Sarjeant. Edinburgh lineup with the same septet they tracked on Friday as Jason Edwards continues as guest reserve due to the retirement of Nathan Greaves.
The winners of this quarter final will take on the Glasgow Tigers as Poole elected to take on the winners of the other quarter final between Leicester and Scunthorpe which has also been rearranged for this evening.
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. Rider Replacement for James Sarjeant
3. Jake Allen 7.72
4. Michael Palm Toft 7.33
5. Lewis Kerr 7.87
6. Ryan Kinsley 3.00
7. Jordan Jenkins 2*
TM Jade Mudgway