ALUN Rossiter will not look beyond tonight’s Race-Off in his quest to lead Great Britain to Speedway of Nations glory.

Team boss Rossiter, who also manages Swindon Robins in the SGB Premiership, masterminded a world silver medal for Team GB 12 months ago.

They are looking to go one better at the Speedway of Nations Finals in Russia this year, although first they must qualify for July’s showpiece event.

GB take on Australia, Denmark, France, Finland, Latvia and USA on home shale at the National Speedway Stadium in Manchester at this evening’s qualifier, with the top three booking a place in the final.

Rossiter is sure his team of individual world champion Tai Woffinden, Craig Cook and Robert Lambert have the quality to go through, although he will not start to think about their final prospects before qualification is secured.

“I am confident, but I am not getting too carried away,” said Rossiter.

“It is a track that most people like to race on. A few of the other nations can ride the big tracks well and can adapt to them, but with Tai, Robert and Craig we have got to feel confident about our chances.

“Everyone knows the quality Tai has but I am not sure how we will play it yet – we will see what happens in practice.

“Craig is not riding in the top flight, but he is riding in the Championship and is banging in points, whereas Robert is riding with the top boys every week.

“That is not saying that Craig is not up to the job and will not be getting a ride – we will just have to see how it pans out.”

Alongside GB, tonight’s rivals Australia and Denmark both qualified for the Speedway of Nations Finals last year.

Rossiter admits those two are likely to provide chief opposition to his side this evening, although will not overlook the threat posed by anyone.

“The Aussies and the Danes are going to be the ones to watch out for, but you can never underestimate anyone,” said Rossiter.

“Of course, those two are the standout ones we have to be wary of, but the other nations will take points of each other so you can’t predict anything.”