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SWINDON ROBINS: Rossiter refuses to dwell on Belle Vue result
SWINDON boss Alun Rossiter wants to quickly move on from the events of last Thursday’s loss to Belle Vue when the Robins return to Blunsdon to take on Poole tonight.
The Robins went down 48-42 to the Aces after Peter Kildemand crashed out in heat five, in a meeting marred by riders only having one bike in the pits to highlight they were owed money dating back eight weeks.
Before the meeting the riders met with the club’s management to discuss how the issue is going to be sorted, with the riders happy with what they heard, and Rossiter is keen to put it all behind them and focus on matters on the track.
“I don’t see us having anything to prove and we saw the high amount of effort they all put in on Monday and Thursday’s history now,” he said.
“What happened happened and what was said was said, and we’re fortunate we have great sponsors in Excalibur and Pebley Beach who have worked hard and make sure the situation is sorted.
“We lost Peter which was the main reason why we lost and Hans had a bad night, and the fact we lost has meant we’ve had people reading a lot more into the situation saying they’re not bothered.
“People are reading too much into the situation and making it worse than it is because if the riders went out there and didn’t score on purpose they won’t be earning any money.
“We owe the fans because we always owe the fans and want to win, and of course we need to prove something because we’ve had a few slips at home.”
Rossiter is pleased to be able to welcome Kildemand back this evening but admitted he would have been just as happy to see him miss the meeting if he needed more time to recover from what is thought to have been a minor concussion.
“It’s great to have him back back because whenever we lose Peter it’s always worry, but I would have been happy for him to miss this meeting to be honest,” he said.
“I can’t really do that because he rode in Denmark last night, but he will be able to get a good rest after our meeting with Lakeside because there is a couple of meetings before the play-offs.”
The former Pirates captain believes Poole need to take at least a point from this evening’s meeting as they aim to make a late burst for the play-offs, but isn’t expecting Greg Hancock to find things simple on his Blunsdon return.
“They need something from this meeting big style,” he said.
“Darcy (Ward) is a class act week in week out and is a class act on a bike, and anyone who wouldn’t watch money to come and watch him is not a real speedway supporter.
“It’s great to see Greg back here too even if it is because he’s not riding in Poland, and hopefully him riding here will drag a few extra people out to watch.
“Swindon is a tough track and it isn’t easy to ride if he’s not dialled in, so we will have to see how he gets on.”
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