ALUN Rossiter believes his Swindon riders will have extra incentive to beat Coventry this evening following the events of the two teams’ first meeting this season.
The Robins went down 36-26 to the Bees at Blunsdon on April 3 in meeting abandoned after 10 heats due to wet weather, with Rossiter angered at the Bees insistence the meeting continued despite conditions being unfit for racing.
The two teams meet again tonight and Rossiter believes his riders will be keen to put things right at a track they are all confident riding.
“I’m confident the boys like the track so we should be in with a good chance,” he said.
“I think we owe them one from last time to be honest because their attitude really wasn’t ideal considering the conditions we ended up racing in, so that should give them a bit more of an incentive.
“Coventry have a fairly steady side and hopefully we can get the better of them because it’s a track we like.
“Our heat leaders are certainly as good as, if not better than them, so I am sure it will be a good contest.
“Hans (Andersen) and Bomber (Chris Harris) are really good riders who we know all about but I have faith in my riders.
“We’re hoping for better things from Dan (Greenwood) tomorrow and hopefully he’s got his gremlins out of his system.”
The Robins were denied action once again last night as the weather claimed the scheduled clash against Lakeside at around 11am yesterday morning, with Rossiter insisting there is nothing the club could have done to get the meeting on.
“It didn’t start raining until the morning and then carried on raining, with more due in the afternoon, so there was no chance,” he said.
“We didn’t want a repeat of Monday night either because that wasn’t fun for anyone.
“We’re all frustrated but there really was nothing we can do to beat the weather.
The Robins are at full strength this evening while the Bees have Aaron Summers in for Kyle Howarth who is riding for Premier League side Workington Comets at Somerset Rebels.