Mudgway: Let’s bring the Plymouth energy to the ECCO Arena!
Redcar’s team boss Jade Mudgway has urged his side to bring the same, vibrant energy that saw the Bears qualify for the play-offs into tomorrow’s crucial KO Cup semi-final 2nd leg at the ECCO Arena with tapes up at 19:30. After a tight first leg at Armadale, the Bears are 4 points down heading into the all important 2nd leg.
The Kiwi said, “ We have to start faster at home, we all know that but if we can bring the energy that we had at Plymouth then that will help. We need to get out of the gate in heat 1, start fast and carry it throughout the match.”
The former Bears rider is also treating the match as a normal match despite the 2 legged nature of the tie, “ I think we’ve got to treat it as a single match, we will take it race by race but we will obviously be trying to score as many points as we can.”
Mudgway also praised the spine tingling atmosphere that was generated at the ECCO Arena in the closing stages of the Scunthorpe match with the Kiwi hoping that can be replicated against Edinburgh, “The crowd could see that we were really trying in heats 13,14&15 and the crowd hadn’t given up on us either. You cannot underestimate how important it is to have that support and how much it helps when the crowd believe.”
Due to the new averages being released, Erik Riss moves into the number 1 position for Redcar whilst the skipper, Charles Wright moves to 3. Jordan Jenkins also moves into the main body of the team at number 4 after his recent impressive form whilst Kasper Andersen moves into reserve.
Erik’s absence will again be covered by the reliable in-form Brit Richard Lawson who did a stellar job for the Bears at Plymouth on Tuesday.
Redcar are hopeful of being able to welcome back Wright and Jenkins with a late decision being made on their availability.
Club bosses have a guest lined up for Wright. If Jenkins is deemed unfit then Redcar will have to use the rider replacement facility with Jenkins now 4th in the team averages.
Edinburgh line up with a full 1-7 with the dangermen Sam Masters and Josh Pickering sure to be threats throughout the evening. 2021 Bear James Sarjeant also makes a return to the ECCO Arena.
Redcar “Agilia” Bears
1.Richard Lawson 8.58 (G)
2 Jason Edwards. 4.39
3 Charles Wright. 8.00 ©
4 Jordan Jenkins. 4.93
5 Lewis Kerr. 7.44
6 Kyle Newman. 4.39
7 Kasper Andersen. 4.10
Team Manager Jade Mudgway
1. Sam Masters 10.58 ©
2. Lasse Fredriksen 4.00
3. Kye Thomson 6.60
4. Paco Castagna 4.93
5. Josh Pickering 8.92
6. James Sarjeant 3.68
7. Jacob Hook 4.00
Team Manager John Campbell