SWINDON Robins boss Alun Rossiter is likely to be forced into making another team change after reserve Stefan Nielsen confirmed on social media that he sustained ligament damage in his knee following Monday’s horror crash at King’s Lynn Stars.

Nielsen has consequently been ruled out of tonight’s SGB Premiership meeting at the Abbey Stadium against Ipswich Witches, with Australian Todd Kurtz stepping in to fill the Danish-born racer’s void.

The 24-year-old’s absence is the latest of a series of setbacks Rossiter has experienced this season.

Jason Doyle was the first rider to rule himself out of action in early May after a crash while racing for Polish club Torun.

Tobiasz Musielak then suffered a shoulder injury later that month, before Zach Wajtknecht announced he will be taking a break from the sport after struggling to build on his 2018 form at the start of the season.

Combine the above with Dawid Lampart and James Shanes’ exits from the Robins’ nest, and Rossiter is understandably keen to establish some consistency in his side.

He said: “We need to start winning, so it’s possible I’ll make another change.

“It’s been one after another – if it’s not happening in England, it will be in Sweden or Poland. We could do with a bit of luck.

“We should be doing better, in my opinion. We’re not clicking together all at once at the moment.

“We seem to be missing a rider or two here and there. We should be picking points up at Peterborough and King’s Lynn.

“We can’t afford to let Ipswich earn a point, otherwise they are going to start creeping away from us.

“We’re not picking points up away from home, so we need to deny teams points at the Abbey.”

Meanwhile, the Witches will arrive in Blunsdon this evening full of confidence following their away triumph at Peterborough Panthers on Monday.

From their opening 10 fixtures, Ritchie Hawkins’ septet have lost just twice – meaning they sit at the top of the Premiership table.

Rossiter added: “The racing this season has been excellent. We’ve never seen such good racing at the Abbey, that’s for sure.

“I read people having digs about the state of tracks, but the big injuries seem to be happening abroad this season.”

SWINDON: Jason Doyle, David Bellego, Rasmus Jensen, Adam Ellis, Troy Batchelor, Ellis Perks, Todd Kurtz.

IPSWICH: Chris Harris, Richard Lawson, Danny King, Cameron Heeps, Krystian Pieszczek, Edward Kennett, Jake Allen.