Parr: We’re quietly confident!
Redcar team boss Gavin Parr is confident about the club’s end of season chances ahead of Redcar’s return to home shale tomorrow. Redcar take on Birmingham at the ECCO Arena in Cab Direct Championship action with tapes up at 7:30.
Parr, who oversaw Redcar gain 3 points from their southern tour, is confident of his side’s chances against their playoff rivals ahead of the business end of the season, “ I’m confident that over two legs, we have a good chance of getting the required result against the teams we will face later this season.”
Parr also reflected on the Bears loss at Poole, with the result giving him belief his side have what it takes, “ We matched Poole throughout most of the meeting, we just had a bit of a mid-meeting collapse which cost us. I do think if we had Charles (Wright) that collapse may not have happened.”
Although Birmingham are currently sitting in the lower reaches of the league table, Parr is taking nothing for granted tomorrow night, “ Birmingham have some good riders so we will have to be on our guard, we all know what Sedgy (Justin Sedgmen) can do around Redcar when he’s on it. Additionally, they have also brought in Richard Lawson as a guest which gives them even more top end power but I’m confident in our boys to get the job done.”
Parr is also hopeful of welcoming back the skipper, Charles Wright from his leg injury which ruled him out of Redcar’s southern tour, “ I’m quietly confident of welcoming Charles back. As we speak, he’s still sore from his crash but I’m hopeful he will be back against Birmingham tomorrow.”
Redcar, who currently sit 3rd in the Cab Direct Championship standings will be hoping to add another 3 points to their league total to further solidify their playoff spot. Redcar once again track Luke Harrison as a guest replacement for the injured Jake Mulford.
With Redcar having won 46-44 at Perry Barr earlier this month, the “Agilia” Bears have a 2 point aggregate lead with another aggregate bonus point on the line.
Birmingham bring in the aforementioned Richard Lawson to guest in place of the suspended Nick Morris at 1 whilst they also track their former Grand Prix star, Troy Batchelor at number 3. Brummies boss Stewart Dickson will also be hoping for big points from his experience reserve, Paul Starke.
For any fans unable to attend Friday’s clash, the meeting is being screened by BSN @ watch.britishspeedway.co.uk
Redcar “Agilia” Bears
- Charles Wright 8.13 ©
- Danyon Hume 5.20
- Connor Bailey 4.79
- Erik Riss 7.77
- Danny King 8.05
- Jason Edwards 4.11
- Luke Harrison 3.14 (G)
™: Gavin Parr
- Richard Lawson 8.82 (G)
- Stefan Nielsen 4.74
- Troy Batchelor 7.45
- Alfie Bowtell 4.93
- Justin Sedgmen 6.94 ©
- Sam Hagon 2.00
- Paul Starke 4.55
™: Stewart Dickson