TAPES-UP: Rossiter knows Kildemand is ready to beat the best
5:30am Monday 9th June 2014 in By Andy Warren, Deputy sports editor, email@example.com, @AndyWarren_
ROBINS boss Alun Rossiter feels a real sense of pride due to Peter Kildemand’s achievements over the last four years, but believes the Dane can improve yet further.
Since linking up with Rossiter as an erratic reserve at Coventry, Kildemand has gone from strength to strength and, in a short space of time now holds the number one position in Rossiter’s Robins team.
In addition, the 24-year-old was last weekend handed his full Grand Prix debut in the first Danish round of the season at Parken on June 28, bids to reach the European Championship in the Challenge event this evening, and has serious designs on a World Cup place this summer.
All that has left Rossiter with a sense of pride, but he knows Kildemand’s development is far from finished.
“I’ve been working with Peter for four years now and he came to me at Coventry on a 4.25 average and then a six and 6.35. He went to 7.25 and now he’s over eight and a number one, that’s amazing.
“He’s going really well in Poland too and I was told by someone over there that he’s world class. He’s coming of age and I’m so pleased he’s doing well.
“The Grand Prix is fully deserved and I really hope he can do well. He deserves to be there and he’s good enough to compete.
“People have said in the past he’s a one line pony, but he’s changing that now and he’s not always on the fence,” he said.
“He’s using his head and coming of age. You get people like Darcy Ward who get it all straight away and then people like Niels-Kristian Iversen who was a slow burner but was third in the world last year.
“If he keeps going like that he can be anything he wants to be.”