LEIGH Adams is targeting sweet revenge against arch-rivals Coventry Bees this weekend as the Robins look to pocket the first piece of silverware on offer in 2008.

Swindon host 2007 treble winners Coventry in the first leg of the Elite Shield tomorrow night, before the return fixture at Brandon Stadium on Easter Monday.

Aussie ace Adams was in imperious form around Blunsdon on Thursday, his paid maximum paving the way for an impressive 48-42 triumph over the much-fancied Eastbourne Eagles in the Craven Shield.

After steering his new-look side to victory, Adams turned his attention to the double header with Coventry, and the chance to set the record straight from last season.

He said: "Obviously we screwed up last year with Coventry. They got the better of us three times so it's got revenge written all over it.

"I think we've got a team that can go to Coventry and run pretty hard there.

"The first thing to do is to get the home leg out of the way and try to bowl them over here. We'll go up there Monday, hopefully with more confidence in everybody."

Adams displayed his true leadership qualities on Thursday with a clinical piece of team riding to nurse Mads Korneliussen to victory in a tough heat six.

He capped a superb individual display with a seemingly impossible pass between former teammate Lee Richardson and Scott Nicholls in heat 15, before praising the contribution of the Robins debutants.

"It took the new boys a little bit of time to settle in, but towards the end of the meeting it looked a lot more promising," said Adams.

"Once the guys learn the track we will have much better meetings than that. The boys are working hard, and a win's a win.

"Hopefully we can keep our heads above water at home. We can't afford to lose here."

Robins boss Alun Rossiter believes there is much more to come from his inexperienced team.

He said: "We've got five riders, with the exception of Seb Alden, who has not been here for a year and a half, who are still learning the track here.

"For a while each meeting is going to feel like an away meeting for them, but it was certainly a promising start. Until we get the set-ups right on all the bikes it's going to be hard."

Rosco admits he has just one thing on his mind - an elusive win over old foes Coventry.

"It's different riders this year, but it's still Coventry," he said.

"Last time out they beat us in three finals. We're not going to let them have four on the trot."

Robins have changed their riding order slightly, with James Wright and Mads Korneliussen swapping places.