Swales: Let’s regroup and go again!
Redcar co-promoter Jamie Swales has told his side to regroup after the Bears 50-40 loss at Scunthorpe ahead of the club’s final away fixture in the Jubilee League mini group at Leicester this evening, (19:00 start at Beaumont Park).
Swales said, “ We were disappointed with not gaining a point at Scunthorpe but we will go again tonight with the full ambition of winning, there is no point entering meetings and competitions without wanting to win.”
The former National Junior League co-ordinator also reserved special praise for the recent improvement of Kasper Andersen who hit paid 10 for Redcar last night at Scunthorpe. “Kasper was excellent against Scunthorpe and he rode as we know Kasper can ride. What we now need from Kasper is the consistency we know he can produce towards the end of the season. To be fair to Kasper, he has had a few good meetings in a row for us now so if he can keep that going throughout the rest of the season we will have a strong number 4.”
The former Workington rider believes the Bears will produce a much better performance than their last visit to Leicester which saw the Lions run out 60-30 winners, “The last visit to Leicester was a low point of the season, I do not expect this side to score 30 points.”
Swales continued, “I believe Leicester have had some track work done since our last visit which should hopefully make it a smoother surface than last time as our guys definitely ride better on a smoother track. I don’t like using the track as an excuse as it is the same for everyone but as I have said, I believe our side ride a smooth track well.”
The exuberant local co-promoter is bullish about his side’s chances, “I don’t see any reason why we can’t go to Leicester this evening and push Leicester as far as possible.”
Redcar bring in Justin Sedgemen to guest in place of the injured Erik Riss with the Birmingham star in impressive form this season.
Sedgemen has been paid for 183 points so far this season from 21 Championship meetings, (including 10 at Leicester last month) and the Bears will be hoping he can produce similar for them this evening. The rest of the Redcar line-up remains unchanged.
Leicester welcome Nick Morris back into the fold after the Australian was ruled out of their last 2 matches with illness with the Lions tracking their full 1-7.
1. Nick Morris 9.13
2. Connor Mountain 5.43
3. Richie Worrall 8.53
4. Dan Thompson 4.97
5. Kyle Howarth (C) 8.47
6. Max Clegg 4.52
7. Joe Thompson 3.92
TM: Stewart Dickson
1. Charles Wright (C) 9.19
2. Jason Edwards 4.28
3. Justin Sedgmen (G) 8.18
4. Kasper Andersen 4.97
5. Lewis Kerr 7.47
6. Kyle Bickley 3.42
7. Jordan Jenkins 3.72
TM: Gavin Parr