SWINDON Robins reserve Ellis Perks does not expect the same level of domination his side enjoyed over King’s Lynn Stars a fortnight ago when the two sides meet at the Abbey Stadium again tonight.

The Robins claimed their biggest win of the season to crush the Stars 58-32 in a SGB Premiership Supporters’ Cup group match on June 27 as the visitors failed to claim a single heat advantage throughout the meeting.

Alun Rossiter’s Robins have not struggled to beat the Stars at home so far this season, and should they do the same again tonight, they will rise above their opponents in the table while keeping up the pressure on Peterborough Panthers in fourth.

Perks, who bagged a paid five points in last month’s cup meeting, is hopeful of another productive evening at the Abbey, but believes the Stars will be a much tougher nut to crack this time around.

He said: “King's Lynn were strong, and they pushed us all the way last time in the league, but then we had a pretty dominant victory in the cup. Hopefully we can do the same again.

“They will definitely come with their wits about them after that.

“We’ve raced Ipswich twice at home so far this season and they came back and were much harder the second time, so I reckon King’s Lynn will follow suit and know their set-ups from the off.

“But it’s our home track and it’s our home turf, so we’ve got to hit the ground running and claim a nice home win.”

Perks will be joined by his fifth different reserve partner tonight since Zach Wajtknecht announced he would be taking a break from the sport at the end of May.

The Robins announced the signing of Danish rider Claus Vissing on Tuesday as the latest man to fill the void left by the young Brit.

Perks hopes new signing Vissing will settle into the side quickly and feels ever-changing guests can distract riders who don’t know the characteristics of their team-mates.

Perks said: “It does make a difference, but it doesn’t really play on my mind too much. I try to not let it bother me and just concentrate on my own thing.

“But it definitely does make a difference because one guy can hop out, make a start and not really know his way around.

“Whereas, if I hop on out in front, it’s the same thing. He won’t know where he’s going, and he could run into me.

“But everyone has got some skill at this level and in this league, so I think we’ll be alright.”