SWINDON ROBINS: Brummies boss admits it's 'Mission Impossible'
BIRMINGHAM Brummies will be racing for pride when they travel to Blunsdon to face the Robins this evening.
Team manager Phil Morris was visibly angry after watching his side crash to a heavy 20-point defeat in the two sides’ play-off semi-final first leg at Perry Barr on Monday night, as Peter Kildemand and Troy Batchelor ran riot to all-but secure the Robins’ place in the final.
The Brummies management have branded tonight’s meeting as ‘Mission Impossible’, and although they will have Josh Auty available after a nasty looking spill on Monday night, Morris just wants his riders to restore some pride after their heavy first leg defeat.
“Josh was making positive noises all along, he just wants to ride the bike and he knows how much we are all hurting after Monday,” he said.
“We need a show of enthusiasm and pride to show our supporters what it means to us to represent Birmingham Speedway. We will do our very best to put some pride back in our performance.”
One man who won’t be lining up for the Brummies tonight is grand prix star Bjarne Pedersen after the Dane picked up an ankle injury, and the club have already announced he will not be part of the club’s plan next season.
“Bjarne contacted me to say he had a reaction to the ankle and that he wouldn’t be able to ride at Swindon.
“It’s a blow because we are going there looking to restore some pride and he flies around there.”