IT has not been hard to notice in the amongst the recent gloom that there is a shining light at Swindon Robins.
Peter Kildemand’s displays this week have shown just why he is Rossiter’s number one.
A maximum 15 in the win over Eastbourne Eagles on Thursday night was followed up 24 hours later with a 16, which included a tactical ride success, in the crushing defeat at Elite League leaders Lakeside Hammers.
But while the flying Dane’s form begins to soar, he knows that like the rest of his teammates he has been struggling.
“I was struggling a bit last week (against Poole Pirates) and I knew that I had to try something,” he said. “So I tried some new stuff against Eastbourne - a new engine and stuff like that - and it is always good to get away with a maximum.
“We knew that we had to show something, the home meetings haven’t been great, it is good to get a home win but we need some more.
“It was really hard last week, we were leading until the middle of the (home) meeting, then slowly it went down.”
During the success over the Eagles, Kildemand and captain Troy Batchelor battled it out for supremacy as they left their Eastbourne rivals trailing.
Although they needed, Kildemand and Batchelor to lead the team home on the final heat, the Dane enjoyed their mini-battle.
“It was good,” he said. “It is never nice to have it go down to the last heat, but we did it me and Troy.
“He is a really good team rider and he will look after me and I’ll look after him, it is good when you have somebody to race like that.”
With Nicolai Klindt released from the Robins side, Kildemand said that it was tough to see his countryman depart, however, he knew that team manager Alun Rossiter had to try something to try and get Swindon’s stuttering campaign back on track.
“It was hard, I like Nicolai he is one of my friends,” Kildemand said.
“But Rosco needed to do something and it has done us some good.
“I spoke to him after we heard, he is doing OK all things considered.”