LEARNING to be patient when under orders is something Swindon Robins team manager Alun Rossiter insists his side can improve on, following tonight's 46-44 SGB Premiership win against Peterborough Panthers at the Abbey Stadium.

The Robins had only themselves to blame as the visitors recorded a pair of late 5-1s to take the meeting to a last-heat decider.

Fortunately, guest Brady Kurtz was on hand for the Robins as he won the concluding race of the evening to ensure Robins’ unbeaten record on their new track remain intact.

But Rossiter pointed the finger towards both Adam Ellis and Tobiasz Musielak following tonight's meeting – with the pair both guilty of needless tapes exclusions that cost the hosts vital points.

Rossiter said: “Peterborough pushed us hard at the end.

“I’m a bit frustrated, the boys have got to learn to keep still at the start.

“Things like that could cost us vital points in the future. Especially when you’re on a warning, you’ve got to be a bit cautious.

“But that’s something we can learn from, we’ve got to make sure we keep still at the start.”

Kurtz – who dropped just two points from his five rides – was called into action by Rossiter late on Sunday night following skipper Jason Doyle’s crash in Poland.

Doyle broke a rib and punctured his lung while racing for Torun, and won’t return to racing in England until he is fit again.

Rossiter praised the drive and determination displayed by Kurtz, especially considering he competed for parent club Poole earlier in the day as they drew 45-45 with Belle Vue Aces in Manchester.

“Brady (Kurtz) did a fantastic job. We obviously want Jason (Doyle) back as quick as possible, but we all know you can’t rush injuries like that,” said Rossiter.

“Knowing Jason as we do, he won’t be out for long. There’s no set time for his injury, but when he tells me he’s fit and ready to go we’ll obviously have him back in the team.

“I’m not going to rush him back. He needs to come back when he’s fully fit.”