ALUN Rossiter says there will be no change in approach as Swindon Robins look to stamp their authority in the first leg of their SGB Premiership Knockout Cup semi-final this evening.

The Robins welcome Belle Vue to the Abbey Stadium after recording a narrow win over Poole Pirates in the league play-off semi-final on Monday night.

That win came after two successive defeats in the Premiership, and with some of the riders producing underwhelming performances, Rossiter thinks his side will be back to their best after Monday’s result.

But despite the change in competition, the Swindon chief says there will be no change in preparation.

“We should be confident. I think a few of the riders have turned a corner now. David Bellego certainly had a bit of a blip recently but he looked more like his old self on Monday,” he said.

“We have to try and get as big a lead as we can. Home advantage is nice, I know we won at Belle Vue earlier in the season but we need to get a good lead.

“It’s going to be tough, they’re in the league play-offs for a reason – they’re a good side. They’re a team we will have to respect, we just need to get some points on the board to reach the final.”

Bradley Wilson-Dean was a late withdrawal from the Robins side on Monday, with Poole asset Kyle Newman guesting.

The 22-year-old Kiwi has struggled with a wrist injury and Rossiter says they will leave it as late as possible to see if Wilson-Dean will be able to ride.

While Liam Carr will ride alongside him as a guest as reserve, while Rossiter hopes Wilson-Dean can come back in at six.

“I’m not sure if Bradley will be back. I’m going to make a late decision on that and see how he feels,” added Rossiter, who says his side need to remain level headed as they enter the final few weeks of the season.

“We all know this is where it all starts again. While it is nice to have records, let’s not make that in vain now and make sure we carry on where we were.

“The riders will be fine because it is another meeting for them and another pay packet. I’ve got no worries on them, even with the league form. Nothing will change, it will be the same mentality and the same attitude.”