Dakota moved to four as Rosco sees a form boost

Dakota North

Dakota North

First published in Sport The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: Photograph of the Author by , Sports reporter

ALUN Rossiter is hoping to utilise Dakota North’s good form by moving him to number four as the Robins travel to King’s Lynn tonight.

North was the star of the show as Swindon trounced the table-topping Stars at Blunsdon last week. It was probably the Australian’s finest night in Robins kevlars as he took four heat victories, including being part of two maximums, to pick up 12 points against tonight’s opponents.

Rossiter’s side can further boost their play-off hopes if they are able to secure a second win inside a week against King’s Lynn and the Robins chief says his side hold are not afraid of visiting the Norfolk Arena.

“We nearly pulled it off last time we visited King's Lynn, it was only in the last few races we let it slip,” said Rossiter “We hold no fears going there whatsoever, it’s a track we quite like as a team and we feel we are capable of coming away with something.

“We’re going in with good confidence, we beat them recently at home, and their track holds no fears for us.

“The only change is Dak (North) at four and Nick (Morris) moving to two. Nick rides at one for Somerset so we have no worries about Nick going in the first heat and there’s a bit of trying to make the most of Dak’s good form.

“Dak is the standout at the moment, he’s coming on leaps on bounds. He’s getting used to the surroundings, he’s very happy in the environment he is in and that’s good for us.

“Hopefully those changes work out for the best and we can come away with a good result to help our play-off push.

“I’m led to believe that Lewis Rose won’t be riding and Simon Lambert will come in, as Rose got injured at Newcastle.

“It doesn’t change things too much but Rose is going well at the moment, but then Lambert’s not bad around there. You can say ‘He’s gone so you should do that’ but it doesn’t work like that.”

A win of any sort would see the Robins move back into the play-off spots with only four matches remaining. Two of which are at home with rivals for those post-season spots, Lakeside and Coventry, meaning a win tonight would put the Robins back in poll-position.

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