SWINDON Robins boss Alun Rossiter was disappointed not to have been able to give Sebastian Alden and Lasse Bjerre the chance to impress after last night’s meeting with Lakeside was called off.

Heavy rain yesterday afternoon meant the Blunsdon track was un-raceable, on a night when the Robins were due to be without the in-form Nick Morris and Jason Doyle.

But Rossiter believed both Alden and Bjerre were more than capable of filling in, and was upset to see the televised meeting called off before 5pm.

“Jason and Nick have been brilliant for us so far this year, and they would have been a real miss for us,” he said.

“But I had every confidence in Seb and Lasse because they have both been riding really well this season.

“Seb has been scoring a lot of points in the Premier League, and Lasse just won an individual event, so I am sure they would have done well.”

Rossiter believes the club had no option but to call the meeting off, but believes the decision could help alleviate the burden on the Robins fans’ wallets.

“We kept hearing conflicting weather reports, while some were saying the rain was coming and some saying it wasn’t, but unfortunately it did come,” he said.

“It was a really a tough decision and we didn’t want to call it off, but it has been a big week for everyone because of the Poole meeting last Thursday, Cardiff on Saturday, the Lakeside meeting and Thursday as well.

“That is a lot for people to commit to, so I suppose it is not a bad thing because we can hope for a good crowd on Thursday.”

After Swindon’s meeting was called off, Robins skipper Hans Andersen took a guest spot for Peterborough for their home meeting with Coventry.