FOCUS is the key word for Grand Final first-leg points leader Tobiasz Musielak after Swindon Robins emerged from Foxhall Stadium with an eight-point lead to take into the second leg of the SGB Premiership title decider at the Abbey Stadium tonight.

Alun Rossiter’s Robins – led by the Musielak’s 12+1 point haul – won 49-41 in Tuesday night’s opener and have inserted themselves as firm favourites to lift a second Premiership title in three years as a result.

But despite the sizeable points advantage and home track advantage on their side, Musielak knows full well that the Witches will fight until the end to be crowned champions.

Ipswich overturned a 10-point deficit – albeit on home shale – against Poole Pirates in the semi-finals, and therefore have recent experience of coming from behind to win.

Nonetheless, Polish rider Musielak remains confident Swindon have enough firepower to blunt the Witches’ attacks and remain on course to be crowned the best team in Great Britain.

Musielak said: “We raced well on Tuesday night, and should be happy – the whole team is happy.

“Our thoughts are now focused towards Thursday. We must stay focused. If we do, we’ll be alright.

“This is grand final speedway, we have to stay focused. Ipswich are a strong team, and Tuesday night was a difficult meeting for both teams.

“Ipswich will fight to the end, we must be aware of that.”

Much of the Robins’ success this year – and one reason they already have a trophy in the bank – is down to their success in keeping meetings close or even snatching wins away from home.

The main body of the septet all have averages above six when racing away from the Abbey as the team moved into stellar form towards the end of the season.

Musielak himself has picked up 46 points in eight meetings outside Wiltshire – four were missed through injury – and is now happy to have finished the season with no further time spent on the sidelines.

He said: “We cannot joke about during Thursday’s meeting. We have to work hard and hopefully that will earn us a second trophy.

“Tuesday was hard. Ipswich is a tricky track, it’s not my favourite.

“Every time I’m on the track, I try to mentally believe it is my favourite track. I’m happy I’ve finished riding away in England healthy and happy.

“We enjoyed Tuesday night, but must stay focused.”