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Rosco tells Abbey fans to pump up the volume for play-off semi
ALUN Rossiter is convinced the famous Abbey Roar can be the difference maker when the Robins take on Poole in the first leg of a mouth watering Elite League play-off semi-final this evening.
The two teams go head to head at Blunsdon in what is a repeat of last season’s final, with a big crowd expected to watch the likes of Greg Hancock and Darcy Ward take on the Robins’ power-packed top five.
When the Abbey Stadium terraces are full to bursting there is a special atmosphere inside the home of the Robins, and although modern speedway rarely produces the buzz of years gone by the Blunsdon crowd remains up there with the best in Britain.
Rossiter insisted the noise of the crowd does filter through to the riders during races, and firmly believes the unique roar of what is expected to be a large home following could be the difference maker.
“In the last meeting the Abbey Roar was there and it possibly was the difference because the riders can hear it and it gives you a real boost,” he said.
“It’s amazing when it gets going, maybe because it doesn’t happen all that much, but when it does come you really do hear it.
“When I rode I used to be able to hear it even when the engines are going and it can be a real difference without a shadow of a doubt because it’s a great feeling to know you have everyone behind you.”
Heat one is due to begin at 7.40pm sharp this evening to fit in with Sky Sports’ broadcast schedules.
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