TAPES-UP: It's 'just another meeting' for Swindon Robins reserve Howarth
RESERVE Kyle Howarth will be paying no attention to Poole Pirates’ ‘head games’ when he returns to his parent club tonight.
The teenage Brit was dumped by the Pirates earlier in the season to make room for major changes following injury to Darcy Ward, but Poole promoter Matt Ford has recently insisted he is at the forefront of their plans for 2014.
Howarth, who is currently dating Pirates team manager Neil Middleditch’s daughter Gemma, is paying no attention to what’s been said by Ford and has his mind fixed on finishing 2013 on a high with Swindon.
“I’ve not thought about what they’ve said at all and we just take every meeting as it comes, and take every year as it comes as well,” he said.
“They’re just playing head games I think, so we ignore all that and get on with what’s going on.
“I keep my private life and my work separate, and speedway is my job and that’s what I am concentrating on.
“It’s just another meeting for me and I can’t afford to be thinking about anything else really, and I need to make the gates and try and do exactly what I did last time.”
Despite Swindon’s 10-point lead going into the second leg Howarth is taking nothing for granted, and is keen to help his side make a fast start with victory in his first outing in heat two.
“It was a good team effort and we all did pretty well, but it’s not over yet and there’s a long way to go for sure because it will be tough at Poole,” he said.
“We all need to be at our best because we could maybe have done with a little bit more and you always want to have it that little bit more secure, but I’m sure we can do it.
“If we can start fast they have it all to do so a few heat advantages will be important, but we need to be on our game.”
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