Swindon AdvertiserInjured Darryl still in Robins' thoughts (From Swindon Advertiser)

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Swindon Robins boss says his side's thoughts are with Darryl

Swindon Advertiser: Swindon Robins boss Alun Rossiter with Darryl Ritchings Swindon Robins boss Alun Rossiter with Darryl Ritchings

ALUN Rossiter admitted injured reserve Darryl Ritchings will be at the forefront of the Robins’ thoughts at Belle Vue tonight but insisted his riders can’t afford to think about their teammate too much during the meeting.

Purton’s Ritchings is in intensive care with brain bruising following a track crash on Thursday night against Coventry with Dan Greenwood drafted in as a replacement for tonight’s fixture with the Aces.

“Of course we will all be thinking about Darryl, that’s only natural because all of our thoughts are with him,” Rossiter said.

“It was a bad crash and we all wish him all the best for a speedy recovery, we’re all thinking of him and his family.”

“We need to go out and do a job though because we are professional sports people. I’m sure all the riders will ask about him before the meeting but you can’t go into it thinking too much about it because you won’t be in the right frame of mind.

“You need to focus on the racing.”

Rossiter has selected club asset Mads Korneliussen to guest for the Robins in the absence of captain Troy Batchelor, and the Swindon boss knows the Dane won’t let him down.

“Mads goes well round there, I’ve checked up on his previous scores and they’ve all been good,” he said.

“He’s a good guy and a good rider and I know he will give 100 per cent for me.”

Reserve Steve Worrall has enjoyed an impressive weekend with Premier League side Edinburgh as they hammered Berwick in the League Cup over two legs, meaning Rossiter is expecting big things from the youngster “I’ve said all along that it could be his year this year and hopefully it will be,” he said.

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7:27am Mon 7 Apr 14

susan hilll says...

Get well soon DARRYL are thoughts are with you at this time hope to see you ride again for the SWINDON ROBINS soon take care of your self were all thinking about you now and also your family as well at this time .
Get well soon DARRYL are thoughts are with you at this time hope to see you ride again for the SWINDON ROBINS soon take care of your self were all thinking about you now and also your family as well at this time . susan hilll
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5:45pm Mon 7 Apr 14

bobbinalong says...

Whilst accidents do happen in all levels of speedway surely this absurd system for the Elite League this year whereby they are pushing inexperienced riders to perform in the Elite league will be a contributing factor for these types of accidents. The pressure on these National League riders to perform must be immense and is unfair to them. Promoting the British Guys from the National League into the Premier League would surely have been a better proposition. We all hope for a speedy recovery for Darryl and that he will have no lasting effects from this dreadful accident!
Whilst accidents do happen in all levels of speedway surely this absurd system for the Elite League this year whereby they are pushing inexperienced riders to perform in the Elite league will be a contributing factor for these types of accidents. The pressure on these National League riders to perform must be immense and is unfair to them. Promoting the British Guys from the National League into the Premier League would surely have been a better proposition. We all hope for a speedy recovery for Darryl and that he will have no lasting effects from this dreadful accident! bobbinalong
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