SWINDON Robins team manager Alun Rossiter has called on his team to ‘push on’ and claim more league victories after their comfortable 50-40 success over King’s Lynn Stars on Thursday night.

The Robins’ second league victory of 2019 lifted them off the foot of the SGB Premiership table and above Thursday night’s opponents, King’s Lynn, despite the Wiltshire outfit having raced at least one less meeting than the rest of their peers.

The Robins entered the meeting with several team changes – Tobiasz Musielak was still suffering with a shoulder injury, so he missed out while new signing Ellis Perks came in at reserve, as did guest Paul Starke, for the recently departed Zach Wajtknecht and James Shanes.

Rasmus Jensen, making his first official outing as a Robin, contributed strongly once again with 11 points while the red-hot Troy Batchelor led the team with a paid maximum of 14+1 from his five rides.

And with Rossiter revealing fan favourite Musielak is set to return for next Thursday’s trip to Ipswich Witches, the Robins team manager believes his new-look team should now set their sights on building some positive momentum once they are back to full strength.

Rossiter said: “Hopefully, Tobi will be back next week, I’m confident he’ll be back next week, and I think it’s time now to push on.

“We missed Tobi, he would have got quite a few points from his rides tonight, and I think he’s the missing link in the team.

“If you get the track right, we can get the best out of Troy too, and long may that continue now.

“Troy looked really good, and the surface was much better tonight.

“We just need to make sure we keep that consistency going. Fingers crossed that we can keep going.”

Despite ending up with a 10-point advantage after the final chequered flag was waved, the Robins were only more than two points ahead for a fraction of the meeting before heat 10.

Strong performances from the Stars’ British pair of Robert Lambert and Craig Cook, along with reserve rider Nico Covatti, threatened to snatch a bonus point for Peter Shroek’s men, only for the Robins’ heat leaders to take the meeting away from their visitors late on.

Rossiter said: “It was a bit nip and tuck in the meeting – in the races that we thought we’d do alright in, we didn’t, and we had to go back to plan B, but we got the job done in the end.

“It was a very strong King’s Lynn side, they’re solid all the way through.

“They’re probably a little bit stronger with Covatti in, that’s no disrespect to Lewis (Kerr).

“But I think he made them a bit stronger.

“But we got the job done and there were lots of positives.”