ALUN Rossiter has warned his Swindon Robins not to fall into the trap of believing their SGB Premiership Grand Final task has been made any easier by Wolverhampton Wolves’ injury woes.

While Swindon received positive news on the injury front ahead of this week’s two-legged finale - with Adam Ellis declaring himself ready to ride despite suffering a wrist injury in last Monday’s semi-final second leg win over Poole - the defending champions have been hit by two hammer blows.

Wolves’ star man Freddie Lindgren has been ruled out of the final after remaining in hospital with a lower back injury sustained in a crash during their semi final second leg at Belle Vue on Friday, while fellow top-two rider Jacob Thorssell will also be absent, having suffered an injury to his lower back which also required hospital treatment.

Wolverhampton will operate rider replacement for Thorssell in the first meeting at the Abbey Stadium tonight (7.30pm) and Monmore Green on Wednesday and have drafted in British ace Chris Harris to cover Lindgren’s absence, a booking Rossiter believes does not weaken them, especially this evening.

“Chris rides Swindon well so it’s a good guest booking in my eyes,’’ said the Robins chief, who will again have Liam Carr at reserve.

“Obviously they (Wolves) have got not Freddie but we still can’t take them lightly.

“Freddie has not been hugely dangerous around Swindon down the years, he’s been more dangerous around Wolves’ track but with Chris you know what you are going to get every time and that is 100 per cent, so we’ll not be thinking it is going to be any easier.’’

Wolverhampton amassed a 13-point lead in their semi final first leg against Belle Vue last week - a margin they needed every point of as the Aces responded 51-39 in Friday’s second leg to fall just a point short in their pursuit.

Rossiter admits the Robins must themselves come out all guns blazing this evening to try to amass a comfortable cushion ahead of their return trip to the west Midlands on Wednesday, but believes his side are in a good place for the defining meetings of their 2017 campaign.

“We had a good win at home against Poole (in the semi final), we’ve got a full side out and we’ve just got to go for it,’’ said the Blunsdon chief, who guided Coventry to the top-flight title in 2010 and Swindon the honours two years later.

“We need to be out there firing from the off because we want to get as many points as we can on the table.

“We know what to expect and everyone needs to be on their game. This is what we’ve been striving for. We did it in 2012 and we can do it again in 2017.’’