Edwards: We are coming together nicely!
Redcar’s Jason Edwards believes the Redcar side is “coming together nicely” after a fantastic team display against Glasgow with the Bears set to head north (with a 16 point advantage) for the 2nd leg of their KO Cup clash against the Tigers with tapes up at 7:30pm at Ashfield.
Redcar are hoping to come away from Scotland with a place in the KO Cup semi-finals with the winners set to face either Scunthorpe or Birmingham in the final 4.
The likeable Bears reserve is happy with how the side bounced back after the disappointment of the Poole result, “ Everyone is going really well at the moment. Charles & Danny are obviously steering us from the front and it was nice to see Danyon and Connor score some good points against Glasgow.”
The Bears asset is not concerned by his last two scores in Bears colours, “ Nobody puts more pressure on me than myself, speedway is a funny old game but I was happy to sign off with a paid win in heat 14 on Friday. For some reason, even in the Premiership, my away form seems to be better than my home form!”
The “Billericay Blaster” is confident ahead of the 2nd leg with the Bears having 2 former Tigers in Hume & Bailey in their ranks and a 16 point lead, “ Both of the boys won’t want to be getting beaten off their old club! Connor must be really chuffed with his last meeting for Redcar as he beat Chris Harris and Danyon will be looking forward to going back!”
Edwards is set to move into the main body of the side after tonight’s meeting and the Brit is hoping to sign off in style, “ I need to get the points in! I had a good meeting at number 2 at Glasgow last year and hopefully I can do that again from number 6.”
With Bailey set to replace Edwards at reserve, Edwards is confident in his teammates abilities when he takes over the number 6 berth, “ The good thing is with Redcar, when the averages change, we will always have a strong reserve to partner Jake (Mulford). With Connor going to reserve now, we have a very strong reserve, especially if he continues his good form and I don’t see it making us any weaker.”
Redcar bring in Plymouth’s Richie Worrall to guest in place of Erik Riss whilst Glasgow track an unchanged 1-7 from their 53-37 defeat at the ECCO Arena.
1. Chris Harris 8.76
2. Marcin Nowak 5.00
3. Ben Basso 8.52
4. Claus Vissing 5.00
5. Tom Brennan 6.71 ©
6. Lee Complin 4.00
7. Ace Pijper 2.00
™: Cami Brown
Redcar “Agilia” Bears
1. Richie Worrall 8.24 (G)
2. Danyon Hume 5.68
3. Charles Wright 7.40 ©
4. Connor Bailey 4.32
5. Danny King 8.05
6. Jason Edwards 3.80
7. Jake Mulford 2.90
™: Gavin Parr