SWINDON Robins team manager Alun Rossiter said his side ‘thoroughly deserved’ their place in the SGB Premiership Grand Final after a comprehensive aggregate victory over Wolverhampton Wolves.

The Robins took advantage of farcical conditions at Monmore Green to build a substantial 10-point lead in Wednesday’s semi-final first leg before sailing off into the sunset in Thursday’s return fixture.

A 49-39 advantage blossomed into a 107-71 aggregate score – Jason Doyle leading the way with a maximum 12 points from four rides at the Abbey Stadium – a result that put Swindon into their third top-flight final in eight seasons under the watchful eye of their hometown boss.

The Robins team manager was quick to praise all seven of his riders for their efforts during the week and said there was never any doubt in his mind that they would be fighting it out for the title come the end of the season.

“I’m pretty happy tonight because we’re in the final,” said Rossiter.

“I think we thoroughly deserve our place there, and I think the team have got to take a lot of the credit. I’m just really, really proud of the boys.

“I did expect a tougher test from Wolverhampton, but it wasn’t to be. You can say they were deflated tonight, or you could say our boys were good. I’d prefer to say our boys were good.

“I’ve always had a good feeling about this team. With the top five that we’ve got, staying clear of injuries, I’ve always genuinely believed we could make the final, and we have.”

And although there was little doubt over the likely victor following Wednesday’s result, the form of Swindon’s reserves drew most attention from the team manager once all was said and done.

Claus Vissing added to his seven-point haul from the first leg by scoring eight plus two on Thursday while Ellis Perks only managed five points across both meetings.

Rossiter explained that key contributions from his number six and seven could be the difference between lifting silverware and not in a week’s time.

Rossiter said: “Unfortunately, young Ellis Perks is struggling a little bit, but if we can try and get something sorted for him to get him going again, that could prove vital.

“We really need him going just to support Claus (Vissing). Claus is coming to the party now and really looking good, so it bodes well.

“But overall, they’ve all been in form for a while now – it was a bit steady at the start of the year, but we’re clicking now, and we’ve been clicking since about halfway through the year.

“We’ve been picking up wins all the time, we got ourselves up to second and we’re rightfully in the final.”