Andersen: We are in great form!
Redcar’s Kasper Andersen believes the Bears are in great form ahead of the club’s final two away matches in the Jubilee League group this weekend. The Bears take on Scunthorpe this evening (19:30 start) at the Eddie Wright Raceway. A day later, Redcar travel to Beaumont Park to take on Leicester, (19:00 start).
Redcar are without broken leg victim Erik Riss with the club using rider replacement at Scunthorpe with no suitable guests available whilst club bosses have brought in Justin Sedgemen for the trip to Leicester.
Kasper Andersen hopes the Bears can carry on their momentum after a strong run of recent results, “ I hope we can keep moving forward as a team and keep our good run of results going but the real tests will come at the tougher away tracks.”
The Dane also believes he is hitting some form after a fantastic paid 13 haul at Berwick in Redcar’s KO Cup victory, “ I have looked at my scores from July onwards in the last couple of seasons and it seems like I start to click around this time. I am feeling comfortable on the bike at the moment and I hope I can carry some momentum into the latter part of the season.”
The former Sheffield man believes the Eddie Wright Raceway is a track his side likes, “ Scunthorpe are a strong team at home but I think our boys like the tracks and I think that showed in the second half of the meeting when we went there in the league.”
The 2019 KO Cup winner believes tonight’s meeting will be key to Redcar reaching the final of the Jubilee League at Sheffield, “ We stand a good chance of taking a win from Scunthorpe which will give us a really good chance of progressing into the final.”
Redcar are without the aforementioned Riss and run rider replacement in the German’s absence. Meanwhile, the hosts are bolstered as they have declared their full 1-7 for the first time in over a month. Tero Aarnio and Jake Allen return to the Scorpions line-up after both spent time on the sidelines with injuries. Scunthorpe also have 2022 Bear Adam Roynon in their septet with the Cumbrian at reserve for the Scorpions.
1. Ryan Douglas 9.10
2. Simon Lambert © 5.21
3. James Wright 5.07
4. Jake Allen 6.39
5. Tero Aarnio 6.67
6. Zaine Kennedy 4.91
7. Adam Roynon 3.00
Redcar “Agilia” Bears
1. Charles Wright © 9.19
2. Jason Edwards 4.28
3. Rider Replacement for Erik Riss
4. Kasper Andersen 4.97
5. Lewis Kerr 7.47
6. Kyle Bickley 3.42
7. Jordan Jenkins 3.72