ALUN Rossiter has urged Swindon Robins supporters not to panic over their SGB Premiership play-off aspirations as they reach the midway point of their league programme this evening.

Swindon contest their 12th of 24 Premiership fixtures when they host King’s Lynn Stars at the Abbey Stadium.

Only four wins have been collected from the previous 11 meetings, leaving Rossiter’s side in sixth place in the seven-team table.

A two-tier championship looks to be developing as Belle Vue Aces, Ipswich Witches and Poole Pirates all boast 27 points.

Peterborough Panthers then occupy the last of the play-off places in fourth – 10 points behind the top three.

Only four points separate the quartet of sides chasing fourth place – with Swindon two behind Peterborough heading into tonight’s meeting – and Rossiter says the Robins still have plenty of time to mount a successful challenge.

“It’s certainly not all doom and gloom,” said Robins team manager Rossiter.

“I tell the boys not to worry about the table. We can still do something about it – and I am more than confident we will do.

“We just have to keep pressing and not worry about where we are. We just have to raise our game a little bit and get a few more wins.”

Swindon were beaten 49-40 when they travelled to King’s Lynn back on July 1, although they were a class above the Stars when the Norfolk side last visited the Abbey.

Rossiter’s troops roared to a landslide 58-32 success in a Premiership Supporters’ Cup clash a fortnight ago.

That was a sixth win for the Robins from eight home meetings in 2019 with the other two ending in draws, and Rossiter hopes to continue that dominance at the Abbey.

“Although we were very good last time King’s Lynn came here, I don’t think the score was quite a true reflection,” said Rossiter.

“Their riders will be a bit more dialled into the track this time, so we have just got to make sure we are sharp away from the start.

“But our boys have really stepped up to the plate at home and the track is improving every week.”

The meeting will be a first in Swindon colours for Claus Vissing, who has been signed to replace injured reserve Stefan Nielsen.

The Dane has been averaging 8.40 this season for Glasgow Tigers at a tier below in the Championship and Rossiter hopes he can replicate that form for the Robins.

“Hopefully Claus can come in and give us a bit of strength at the bottom,” said Rossiter.

“He has been scoring the same amount of points as Rasmus Jensen in the Championship, so I can’t see why he can’t carry that on with us.

“It is harsh on Stef, but he is definitely out for another two weeks. We are struggling down at reserve, so we had to do something.”