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SWINDON ROBINS: Keep the faith - Patchett

Swindon co-owner Gary Patchett

Swindon co-owner Gary Patchett

First published in Sport

ROBINS co-promoter Gary Patchett has urged Swindon’s speedway-starved fans to keep the faith during the current spell of bad weather.

Patchett said the management are as frustrated as the fans after suffering a sixth home postponement of the season on Thursday when the scheduled clash with Belle Vue was called off after heavy overnight rain.

He said: "I think our supporters will need a map of Swindon to remind themselves how to get to the Abbey the way things are going, it's a shocking run we are having.

"It's particularly frustrating because the team are doing so well. We are handily placed in the league, we have raced at some tough venues and we have a lot of home meetings to get through.

"The management and riders are as frustrated as the fans, we just want to get our season rolling again. It would have been gat for the fans to come along and see the boys in action for themselves after our win at Lakeside on TV a few days before."

Meanwhile, Patchett revealed the club will make a decision on Thursday's clash with Wolverhampton after England's Euro 2012 clash with Italy on Sunday.

If Roy Hodgson's side are successful they will play their semi-final on the same evening.

"We won't out our fans in a position where they have to choose between a Euro 2012 semi-final for England and speedway,” said Patchett. “We will take a view after the game on Sunday."

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