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SPEEDWAY: Keep the faith, urges Patchett
12:49pm Friday 22nd June 2012 in General Sport
ROBINS boss Gary Patchett is urging speedway-starved fans to keep the faith during the nightmare spell of bad weather.
Patchett, who owns the club alongside Terry Russell, says the management are as frustrated as the fans after suffering a staggering sixth home postponement - and three in three weeks - against Belle Vue on Thursday.
He said: "I think our supporters will need a map of Swindon to remind themselves how to get to the Abbey the way things are going, it's a shocking run we are having.
"It's particularly frustrating because the team are doing so well.
"We are handily placed in the league, we have raced at some tough venues and we have a lot of home meetings to get through.
"The management and riders are as frustrated as the fans, we just want to get our season rolling again.
"It would have been gat for the fans to come along and see the boys in action for themselves after our win at Lakeside on TV a few days before."
Meanwhile Patchett has also revealed the club will make a decision on next Thursday's clash with Wolverhampton after England's Euro 2012 clash with Italy on Sunday.
If Roy Hodgson's side are successful they will play their semi-final next Thursday.
Patchett said: "We won't put our fans in a position where they have to choose between a Euro 2012 semi-final for England and speedway.
"We will take a view after the game on Sunday."