Compton drafted in for absent Worrall

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Robins' guest Benji Compton Robins' guest Benji Compton

SWINDON Robins have drafted in Benji Compton to replace the unavailable Steve Worrall for Good Friday’s Elite League double-header with Poole Pirates.

The 27-year-old has been riding for the Kent Kings in the National League and Robins team boss Alun Rossiter is hoping that he will be able to fit straight in.

Worrall, on the other hand, has made an impressive start to the season for the Abbey Stadium team and he has also been performing well for the Edinburgh Monarchs in the Premier League and for Dudley Heathens in the National League.

“It is a blow not to have Stevie,” Rossiter said. “He cleaned up at Scunthorpe (for Dudley) the other night and he has been getting some big scores for Edinburgh.

“Because of how the averages are we’re restricted with who we can bring in, but Benji has a lot of experience and should be fine.

“When the averages are looked at I’m expecting Stevie to rise up to about seventh or eighth and that will allow us to bring in a rider with a higher average when he is not available.”

Apart from Compton replacing Worrall, Rossiter has named an unchanged side as Robins look to secure their first away win of the campaign.

Simon Gustafsson and Nick Morris both led the way for Swindon in the 57-36 success over Belle Vue Aces last Thursday.

Reserve Dan Greenwood will be hoping for a better outing for the Robins this week with the youngster spending more time getting to grips with the Blundson track this week.

SWINDON ROBINS: Peter Kildemand, Nicolai Klindt, Troy Batchelor, Simon Gustafsson, Nick Morris, Dan Greenwood, Benji Compton.

POOLE PIRATES: Chris Holder, Josh Grajczonek, Przemyslaw Pawlicki, Vaclav Milik, Maciej Janowki, Lee Smart, Kyle Newman.

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9:10am Tue 15 Apr 14

swindonspur says...

2 absolute drubbings on the cards. The crowds will be down for these meetings where teams are missing their only good reserve as the outcome of the match is so predictable. This has to be the worst idea the BSPA have ever come up with. Its a blatant cost cutting measure and they think us fans are stupid and are going to pay £17 regardless. There is zero chance that this rule will be around in its current form in 2015.

And this is not a dig at Rosco or anyone else at Swindon as he has said he didn't vote for the rule in the first place.
2 absolute drubbings on the cards. The crowds will be down for these meetings where teams are missing their only good reserve as the outcome of the match is so predictable. This has to be the worst idea the BSPA have ever come up with. Its a blatant cost cutting measure and they think us fans are stupid and are going to pay £17 regardless. There is zero chance that this rule will be around in its current form in 2015. And this is not a dig at Rosco or anyone else at Swindon as he has said he didn't vote for the rule in the first place. swindonspur
  • Score: 4

10:04am Tue 15 Apr 14

archeroo says...

Have to agree totally, what's this rubbish about his about his average being too high to get a better replacement? So how has the team that won it last year been allowed to get the reserve (newman) with the highest average if we are reverting to averages now? Complete joke. Its robbed us of a good meeting now which is the main issue. Poole will score 60 at wimbourne and 50 at our track due to this reserve situation.
Have to agree totally, what's this rubbish about his about his average being too high to get a better replacement? So how has the team that won it last year been allowed to get the reserve (newman) with the highest average if we are reverting to averages now? Complete joke. Its robbed us of a good meeting now which is the main issue. Poole will score 60 at wimbourne and 50 at our track due to this reserve situation. archeroo
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