Edwards: I’m happy with my consistency!
Redcar’s Jason Edwards is happy with the consistent nature of his Championship performances so far this season with his Redcar side preparing to lock horns with Berwick in the KO Cup Quarter-Final this Friday at the Ecco Arena, (19:30 start). “Last season I was getting a lot of 0’s and 1’s when I wasn’t riding well but this season I’m doing much better on that front. Even if I am not performing well I am still managing to pick up a couple of points to help the team.”
Edwards also such the praises of the club’s heat leaders, Riss, Wright and Kerr, “Being around the 3 heat leaders is great, they are brilliant to be around. I’m also always looking to learn and put my best foot forward!”
The Mildenhall man also believes the KO Cup clash does not differ much from a league meeting, “I think it’s the same mentality more or less. The only difference is if you have wrapped up a league meeting early you can relax in heats 14&15 but with a two legged tie you have to try and build up a big a lead as possible.”
The GB youngster also reserved special praise for the Redcar promoters, “Jamie (Swales) and Jade (Mudgway) have been great with me. Jamie and Jade want to put everything into the club and they know one of the first things into building that is helping the riders out.
The former Eastbourne starlet appreciates how the club goes the extra mile, “As a septet, we have all had different requests so far and they have both tried their best to meet them, whether that be washing bikes at their house or anything else really. I cannot fault Jamie and Jade at all, they are doing a great job.”
Redcar return to full strength ahead of the clash with Jordan Jenkins making a welcome return from injury whilst Charles Wright is fit after his heat 15 crash on Sunday. Berwick welcome back Leon Flint and Ty Proctor from their respective injury lay-offs but Jye Etheridge is still missing with a collarbone injury, rider replacement will operate in his absence.
Supporters are reminded that season tickets are not valid for this meeting but season ticket holders do get 20% off their entry for the match.
Fans who cannot attend the Ecco Arena are also reminded that the meeting can be followed on the club’s live stream service which can be found on our website under the TV tab whilst heat by heat updates are also available via Twitter.
Redcar Agilia Bears
1 Charles Wright 8.66 (C)
2 Adam Roynon 4.93
3 Erik Riss 7.91
4 Kasper Andersen 5.91
5 Lewis Kerr 8.05
6 Jason Edwards 2.35
7 Jordan Jenkins 3.85
TM: Jade Mudgway
1 Chris Harris 8.26 (C)
2 Rider Replacement for Jye Etheridge 5.87
3 Theo Pijper 5.61
4 Leon Flint 6.43
5 Ricky Wells 7.09
6 Ty Proctor 4.92
7 Kyle Bickley 3.70
TM: Gary Flint