SWINDON Robins’ SGB Premiership Supporters’ Cup tie against King’s Lynn Stars has been called off due to wet weather.

Alun Rossiter’s men were due to take to the Abbey Stadium track on Thursday evening (May 9), but with standing water already on the surface as a result of today’s downpours, and with more rain forecast for tomorrow, the club have taken the early decision to postpone the meeting.

The club say they made the decision early in order to ‘minimise inconvenience for all parties.’

Explaining the reasons behind the decision, Swindon Chairman Terry Russell told the Robins’ club website: “We have had so much positivity about the new track and everything the club have been doing we cannot risk undoing that with Thursday night.

“I’ve been at the track today and I can see where the water is standing on the track and more is forecast tomorrow.

“The track is still bedding in and I don’t want to risk an unsatisfactory situation on a damp, wet and cold evening which will go against all the good work put in.

“We now have a gap until Monday May 27 to do more work on it and hopefully create even better racing for the fans.

“The early decision also allows us to minimise inconvenience for everyone and we will announce a new date for the meeting as soon as we have it.”

The Robins’ next scheduled meeting is now on Monday May 20 away at Belle Vue Aces in the SGB Premiership.