Swales: We have to attack!
Redcar co-promoter Jamie Swales has told his side they must go all out at Berwick and set their sights on victory as Redcar look to defend a 16 point lead in the Borders in the 2nd leg of the KO Cup 1st round with tapes up at 7pm at Shielfield Park.
The jovial co-promoter said, ” We go to every match to attack, we obviously have the cushion of the 16 point lead but we are taking a lot of fans up to Berwick but if we don’t go out with the mentality of winning the meeting, it’s not fair on our fantastic travelling support.”
Swales also reserved special praise for the club’s amazing fans, ” The ways the fans turn up at Berwick is almost like having another home meeting, the back straight is always packed and it’s a great atmosphere. We do love going to Berwick so hopefully the result goes in our favour this evening.”
The former rider also admitted to being surprised at the form of the returning Rory Schlein, ” The one surprise (of the Berwick septet) so far for me is Rory (Schlein), he has come back from his year out better than he was before. It is probably the best I have seen him since before he became British Champion. If Rory can keep that form going I see him getting the team a few results.”
Swales also spoke about Redcar’s not so secret weapon ahead of the clash, ” We will leave the team talk on track walk to Jade (Mudgway) as he knows the Berwick track inside out and he will let the boys know where you can and cannot ride at Shielfield Park.”
Swales also discussed Redcar’s British Champions, Charles Wright (10.33 average) and Danny King (9.28 average) who have started the season in incredible form for the “Agilia” Bears, ” Charles and Danny are absolutely frightening at the moment, we have an incredible heat leader trio and I would love to have Erik (Riss) back as soon as possible but Richard (Lawson) is doing a good job at the moment of standing in for him whilst Erik gets better.”
Redcar track the same side who secured an impressive 49-41 win against Scunthorpe last night with the Bears looking to make it 5 meetings undefeated at the home of the Bandits. Meanwhile, Berwick bring in their National League skipper, Greg Blair to guest in place of Nathan Stoneman who suffered shoulder ligament damage last week against Edinburgh. Additionally, Jonas Knudsen is out after his crash at Glasgow last night with the only facility available to the hosts being rider replacement with Jye Etheridge and the Berwick reserves being the riders eligible to take the Dane’s rides.
1. Thomas Jorgensen 9.53
2. Rider Replacement for Jonas Knudsen
3. Leon Flint 7.00 ©
4. Jye Etheridge 6.29
5. Rory Schlein 8.18
6. Greg Blair 2.00 (G)
7. Connor Coles 2.00
Redcar “Agilia” Bears
1. Richard Lawson 8.24 (G)
2. Connor Bailey 4.32
3. Charles Wright 7.40 ©
4. Danyon Hume 5.68
5. Danny King 8.05
6. Jason Edwards 3.80
7. Jake Mulford 2.00