SWINDON Robins reserve Ellis Perks feels the confidence is flowing through his veins right now after claiming the rider of the night award in the Robin’s 65-25 victory over Peterborough Panthers last week.

Perks bagged 7+2 as the Robins routed the Panthers at the Abbey, backing up their 66-24 success over the Ipswich Witches a few days prior.

The Robins late blossom into form has been helped by the performances of their two reserves, Perks and Claus Vissing.

Vissing scored paid-11 a week ago to help Alun Rossiter’s side to their biggest win in 12 years while Perks has only been paid for less than five points twice throughout a seven-meeting month of August.

Reflecting on a month that saw Perks go from strength to strength both at home and away, the young British rider said: “Thursday was probably my best night up to date at the Abbey, I only had one last place on the scorecard tonight, which is a shame, but we learned from it and we put it right in the next race to come away with a 5-1.

“I’m really enjoying my riding at the moment and I’m really pleased to have got rider of the night.

“I got the win in heat two and we’re really trying to make heat two my race here at the Abbey.

“We put everything into it because we don’t want anyone else to win that and get off to a good start.

“If you win your first race every week, it sets you up well for the rest of the night.”

The Robins garnered 18 points from the month of August – one point more than Peterborough have managed all season – to move top of the SGB Premiership table with just a handful of meeting remaining for each team.

Rossiter’s men go to Ipswich on Thursday before trips to Peterborough and King’s Lynn round off the regular season.

In-form Perks believes Swindon are capable of claiming more away wins in the remainder of the season which would allow the Robins to choose their opposition in the play-offs.

He said: “It’s crucial to hit form at the right time and we’re doing that at the moment.

“We’re laying down a marker to the rest of the teams in the league that we mean business. Whoever comes here has got to fear us.

“It was good to have three home meetings on the spin and you can tell by the scores that we’re used to this track now.

“On the road, I feel we’re just as good and with the form that we’re carrying, hopefully we can get some more points away.”