Swales: I don’t fear Scunthorpe!
Redcar co-promoter Jamie Swales does not fear Scunthorpe ahead of the club’s vital play-off clash with Scunthorpe. The must win clash takes place at the ECCO Arena this Friday with tapes up at 19:30.
Despite Redcar’s defeat to Glasgow, Swales is upbeat, “ I do not fear Scunthorpe at home, it is still in our hands and Scunthorpe are not Glasgow. I’m full of confidence for tomorrow night, we will do what’s needed on our part and then hope Berwick can do us a favour!”
Swales commented on his riders whilst also pointing out the Scunthorpe dangerman, Ryan Douglas, “ Jason (Edwards) has turned out to be too good of a rider to have two bad meetings in a row at Redcar whilst Kasper (Andersen) has had another week to recover from his crash at Edinburgh. Dougy, (Ryan Douglas) is a top quality rider but I do fancy our chances at home.”
Redcar welcome another Poole rider as a guest with Steve Worrall stepping into Erik Riss’ shoes. Worrall scored 14 from 6 rides when he visited the Ecco Arena in June when Redcar hosted a Diamonds select.
Meanwhile, as confirmed earlier, Jordan Jenkins is expected to be fully fit after he withdrew from his National League commitment (as a precaution) on Wednesday with Oxford after suffering a reoccurence of the stomach injury he suffered at Poole.
Ryan Douglas suffered a heavy crash which meant he withdrew from the Grand Final of the CLRC (Championship riders individual championship) last night but the Scorpions are hoping their top man will take his place in the crucial clash.
Scunthorpe are hoping to be at full strength ahead of the meeting as they attempt to gain at least a point from Friday’s meeting to put themselves in the driving seat for the 6th and final play-off spot.
The state of play is that Scunthorpe are currently 6th in the table on 25 points with 2 fixtures remaining (Redcar and Berwick away) whilst the “Agilia” Bears are on 23 points with Scunthorpe at home and Plymouth away still to come.
If the Bears can hit the magical 49 point mark tomorrow evening Scunthorpe will leave the Ecco Arena empty handed. This will mean the Bears will leapfrog the Scorpions into 6th ahead of Scunthorpe visiting Berwick 24 hours later.
The meeting will be streamed by the club’s partners Tapes Up for £11.99 and can be purchased at www.redcar-speedway.tv. Alternatively, the club’s official Twitter channel @RedcarBears will be providing heat by heat results.
Redcar “Agilia” Bears
1 Charles Wright 8.97 (C)
2 Jason Edwards 4.85
3 Steve Worrall (G) 8.14
4 Kasper Andersen 4.82
5 Lewis Kerr 7.02
6 Kyle Newman 4.31
7 Jordan Jenkins 3.51
TM Jade Mudgway
1 Ryan Douglas 9.15
2 Simon lambert 5.43 ©
3 James Wright 5.17
4 Jake Allen 6.59
5 Tero Aarnio 6.59
6 Adam Roynon 3.00
7 Anders Rowe 4.25
Team manager Kevin Moore