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SPEEDWAY: Rossiter eyes Swindon history
11:58am Monday 1st October 2012 in Sport
ALUN Rossiter says the Swindon public deserve Elite League title glory as he prepares to lead Robins into their play-off semi final at Birmingham tonight (7.30pm).
Rossiter, one of the high profile sporting figures of the town, insists it’s been too long since the club last enjoyed top flight success.
The Robins boss said: “This is our chance to create a little bit of history and win the title for the first time since 1967. The fans deserve it.
“We have proved we know how to put a good team together, and actually I have a better feeling about this team than the one we had in 2009 when we lost in the final.
“And it’s great for everyone at the club after finishing rock bottom last year.
“We need to get off to a good start at Birmingham and put ourselves in a good position for the return at Swindon on Thursday.
“But we will show Birmingham the ultimate respect, even though we have won there twice already this season they will be keen to put the record straight when it matters most.”
Swindon have been forced into a late change at reserve with Polish star Dawid Lampart hurt in his home country at the weekend.
His place will be taken by talented Australian youngster Dakota North of Premier League Ipswich.
Lampart is hoping to recover in time for Thursday’s return at the Abbey Stadium with both sides gunning for a place in the Grand Final which starts next Monday, October 8.
BIRMINGHAM: Danny King, Ben Barker, Seb Ulamek, Josh Auty, Bjarne Pedersen, Martin Smolinski, Nicolas Covatti.
SWINDON: Hans Andersen, Nick Morris, Peter Kildemand, Jason Doyle, Troy Batchelor, Simon Stead, Dawid Lampart.
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