SWINDON Robins team manager Alun Rossiter is sweating over the fitness of Adam Ellis, with the young British rider’s participation in the SGB Premiership Grand Final in doubt due to injury.

Ellis fell twice during Monday’s play-off semi-final second leg victory over Poole Pirates as the Robins booked their place in next week’s season finale.

The latter fall resulted in a wrist injury for the 21-year-old and curtailed his night after only three rides.

Subsequent tests have revealed the full extent of the damage and it could now rule the Robins number two out of the title-deciding meetings against either Wolverhampton Wolves or Belle Vue Aces on Monday and Wednesday of next week.

Rossiter admits it would severely hamper his side should Ellis not recover in time, with the team having to operate rider replacement as no guest can be booked.

However, the Swindon boss views it as just the next obstacle for his troops to overcoming in what has been a testing 2017 campaign.

“His scaphoid has not healed and he may need surgery,” said Rossiter.

“We are not sure about next week at the moment. He went to see someone recommended to us by Chris Neville (head of performance at Swindon Town). We are going to see how he feels over the next few days and go from there.

“If he misses the final it would be a massive blow, without a shadow of a doubt. But we have had adversities all year so we will just try to get around this one.

“Everybody will just have to step up to the mark. It’s a final so if you can’t raise yourself for a couple of big meetings then you are in the wrong place.

“It’s a bit like Monday. Things were going against us but we just came back stronger.

“We have had it all season but it’s just one of those things. We have been up against it all year and people have stepped up to the plate and now we have to do it again.”

Swindon are still waiting to discover their opponents for the final, after the second leg of the semi between Wolves and Belle Vue was postponed on Wednesday until Friday.

Rossiter says the uncertainty does not affect his preparations as he knows that whatever happens, his side will have home advantage on Monday for the first leg of the final.

“I am not worried about it and I will just worry about it once it’s happened and we know who we have,” said Rossiter.

“We are home first and we have just got to go into that one full of confidence and try to get as big a lead as possible.”