RASMUS Jensen has urged his Swindon Robins team-mates to put the hammer down upon their return to home shale as they look to strengthen their claims for an SGB Premiership play-off place.

Alun Rossiter’s side had a third away meeting in the space of eight days on Monday night as they suffered a narrow 46-44 defeat at Poole Pirates.

That run on the road has been fruitful for Swindon as it has yielded six league points, four of which came in the stunning 53-37 success at Ipswich Witches.

The Robins return to the Abbey Stadium tonight to renew their rivalry with the Pirates, with this meeting the first of three in a row at home for Rossiter’s troops.

Ipswich travel to the Abbey on Bank Holiday Monday before Peterborough Panthers are the visitors next Thursday.

Poole currently top the Premiership table on 39 points, with Swindon fourth on 33.

However, a play-off berth is far from secure as Wolverhampton Wolves are just one point back in fifth.

Danish rider Jensen is therefore keen for the Robins to boost their top-four push with a hat-trick of home wins.

“We have done well in the away meetings recently. It’s pushed us closer to the play-offs and that is where we want to be,” said Jensen.

“Every point is vital at the moment if we want to push into those play-off places. It is quite close between third, fourth and fifth.

“I reckon we are a good side both at home and away so that bodes well.

“It is definitely a case of three must-win meetings coming up now. We have to win at home.

“First and foremost , we need to do a good job against Poole.”

Jensen endured a tough night against the Pirates on Monday, with his first three rides yielding just one point before the Dane took victory in his fourth and final outing.

Although team manager Rossiter was content to leave the south coast with a league point in defeat, Jensen felt a better run of results on his part could have led to much more.

“Rosco was happy with a point on Monday but I felt it was on my shoulders a bit that we didn’t get a win or at least a draw,” said Jensen.

“I struggled badly early doors and was hitting every single hole on the track for the first couple of races.

“I pulled my finger out in my last race but I felt I should have scored more.

“I was dead last out of the gate in my first three heats, which doesn’t make things any easier.

“It was the first time I have been to Poole. I was trying a lot of different things and I seemed to find something that worked in the end, but it was a tough night."