5:30am Monday 2nd June 2014
By Michael Reeves
SWINDON Robins team manager Alun Rossiter has set his sights on coming home with all four points from their match with Elite League basement side Birmingham Brummies.
The Abbey Stadium boss feels that his team have enjoyed plenty of success at the Brummies’ Perry Barr track, but he knows that his riders won’t have it easy.
“We can’t been complacent,” he said. “We know it is one of the tracks that we are more confident on and like to ride.
“We have to go there looking to get points and I’m hoping that we can get all four.”
Robins number one Peter Kildemand has enjoyed his recent trips to the Midlands putting in some formidable displays.
“He (Kildemand) is pretty awesome around there,” Rossiter said. “But Troy (Batchelor) is another who goes well at Perry Barr.
“We have a great chance to go there and get some points and that has got to be the aim.
“Because of the points we have dropped at home we need to pick up some more points on the road and this is a big meeting for us.”
Brummies will hand a debut to young Polish star Bartosz Zmarzlik as they look to pull themselves off the foot of the Elite League table.
Zmarzlik, who finished on the rostrum in a Grand Prix at the age of 17, has finally been given clearance to race for the Brummies as cover for the injured Adam Skornicki over the next month.
“Zmarzlik is a good rider and they have strength at reserve too,” Rossiter added. “We have riders who are good around Perry Barr and we will be looking to them to put on a good show for us.”
Swindon: Peter Kildemand, Simon Gustafsson, Nick Morris, Dakota North, Troy Batchelor, Nathan Greaves, Steve Worrall.
Birmingham: Bartosz Zmarzlik, Daniel Nermark, Danny King, Nico covatti, Ben Barker, Simon Lambert, Paul Starke.
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