SWINDON Robins team manager Alun Rossiter says his riders have no reason to fear anyone as they prepare to start their push for the SGB Premiership title next week.

After finishing second in the standings, Swindon will face Wolverhampton Wolves over two legs in the play-off semi-finals following table-toppers Poole Pirates’ selection to take on Ipswich Witches.

The Robins head to Monmore Green for the first leg on Monday before the two teams resume battle at the Abbey Stadium next Thursday.

The four fixtures in the regular season between the two sides yielded a narrow 184-176 advantage to the Robins, and Rossiter has told his team to believe they can come out on top again.

“I don’t see why we can’t beat them over two legs. We shouldn’t be scared of anyone,” said Rossiter.

“A couple of their boys are riding well but so are our boys. We have just got to have belief in ourselves.

“We are there on merit. We finished second – and we should have finished top but that was our own doing.

“Everyone is saying it is a tough match up but our top five can beat anyone. We shouldn’t have any fear.”

The Robins will have had a 10-day break between meetings once they hit the startline at Monmore Green on Monday night.

Their last outing was the second leg of the SGB Premiership Supporters’ Cup final at home to Belle Vue Aces, which Swindon won 56-34 to lift the silverware.

Rossiter says the lay-off has brought some welcome respite after a hectic schedule of 12 meetings in the space of six weeks.

“It is quite nice to have a bit of a break,” said Rossiter.

“It has been a bit manic recently with so much going on, but we have finished our East Anglia tour of Peterborough, Ipswich and King’s Lynn.

“A week or so without a meeting means we can catch up on a few things and make sure everything is in place for when we start in the play-offs.

“It gives the boys the chance to get their bikes fresh and get themselves feeling good.”