SWINDON boss Alun Rossiter is licking his lips at the prospect of a two-legged clash with Poole after the Robins booked their place in the Elite League grand final with a 110-72 aggregate victory over Birmingham Brummies last night.
Simon Stead scored a maximum from his four rides in the 55-37 victory on the night, as the Robins put in a professional display to set up the contest with the Pirates which begins at Blunsdon on Monday evening.
The two sides have been talked about as potential grand final opponents for almost the entire season, and Rossiter is just pleased the moment has finally arrived.
“They really are going to be two great meetings, and we are pleased to be in the final because that was our goal at the start of the season,” he said.
“We have reached our goal, and it is a massive achievement for the club after finishing bottom last season.
“The supporters have backed us and they deserve this, and it goes to show they deserve a winning team, and the town is on the map now because us and the football club have done so well.
“I hope the town is proud of everything we have done, and we want to give them something else to cheer about now.”
Rossiter is expecting two tough meetings against a side which could include the world champion if Chris Holder wins the title in Torun tomorrow.
“We just need to get it on now, because over the four meetings we have had this year there is only one point in it,” he said.
“If it goes down to the last race it will be amazing, and they promise to be two great meetings.”