Edwards: I just want to keep improving!
Redcar’s Jason Edwards has stated he just wants to keep developing despite his best ever return of 13+1 as a Bear ahead of Redcar’s trip to Scunthorpe this afternoon (tapes up at 5pm) in the BSN Series group stages.
Edwards was typically reserved when asked about his form ahead of the northern group opener at the Eddie Wright Raceway, ” I know what I can do within myself but I just want to keep progressing as a rider. I have gone from just aiming to score a point or two at the start of last season to getting myself into the number 2 position at Redcar in 2022 and holding my own so I just need to keep building.”
The Bears asset also explained why he decided to commit to the next two seasons at Redcar, ” Redcar is a speedway club, not just a team and it’s great to ride for the club. All of the away riders are always wanting to come to Redcar and that’s a testament to the club. I also get to ride one of the best tracks in the country week in week out which is always a bonus!”
The man of the match against the Bandits also explained why he left the National League behind in 2023, “This season, I need to establish myself in the top 2 leagues which is why I decided not to ride in the National League in 2023.”
Edwards also praised the Eddie Wright Raceway, the home of the Scorpions, ” Scunthorpe is one of the fairest tracks in the country and we have done okay as a side there before so hopefully we can go there and do a job!”
Edwards also alluded to the fact that today’s meeting is Scunthorpe’s first at home this season, ” Today is Scunthorpe’s first match of the season, they have had a press day at home but haven’t had a home meeting yet so if things are going well as a team that could play into our hands.”
Redcar head into the clash having to call upon their first two guests of the season as Justin Sedgmen comes in to replace Charles Wright who is sidelined with illness. Additionally, Berwick’s Nathan Stoneman comes in to replace the injured Jake Mulford with the Bears reserve out for 12 days due to a possible concussion.
The hosts are also forced into a change with Zaine Kennedy set for a spell on the sidelines after a BMX accident with Birmingham’s Ty Proctor coming in as a guest. The Scorpions hand a debut to Joe Thompson whilst they also welcome back a former Bear in Michael Palm-Toft who last rode for the Scorpions back in 2017. Team Manager Dave Peet also makes a welcome return to the sport after suffering from cancer.
- Ryan Douglas 9.38
- Simon Lambert © 5.20
- Connor Mountain 4.72
- Jake Allen 8.30
- Michael Palm-Toft 6.76
- Ty Proctor (G) 4.00
- Joe Thompson 3.27
Redcar “Agilia” Bears
- Erik Riss 8.24
- Connor Bailey 4.32
- Justin Sedgmen (G) 7.40
- Danyon Hume 5.68
- Danny King 8.05
- Jason Edwards 3.80
- Nathan Stoneman (G) 2.00