PETERBOROUGH Panthers’ woeful home form cannot be taken for granted this evening when Swindon Robins visit the East of England Arena in search of valuable Premiership points.

Alun Rossiter’s Robins arrive in Cambridgeshire off the back of last week’s confirmation that they will compete in the end-of-season SGB Premiership play-offs in company with Poole, Ipswich and Wolverhampton.

Meanwhile, Panthers’ Premiership position tells only half the story with Carl Johnson’s side experiencing a poor campaign both on and off track.

Prior to being on the receiving end of a catalogue of untimely injuries during the season, Panthers sacked Chris Harris and Craig Cook before a wheel had been turned.

Couple that with their 11 successive defeats, times are evidently tough at the Showground.

Rossiter said: “We were 10 up against Peterborough when we last went there, and we ended up losing by 10 points.

“We’ve got to prove to the Panthers that we don’t make mistakes like that twice, and also that we’ve learnt from them.

“We have learnt a few things from the last time, but it will still be tough.

“We’re more than capable of winning, though.

“Ellis did an excellent job on Thursday (at Ipswich), he’s been battling away and some of his scores don’t tell the full story.

“Troy (Batchelor) raced well too, but he didn’t have a clue he needed third in the last race on Thursday – but that’s Troy.”

The Robins have already guaranteed their spot in the Premiership play-offs, however Rossiter’s side could go one better and finish the regular season at the top of the table – meaning they will be able to choose their semi-final opponents.

Neil Middleditch’s Poole Pirates are favourites to top the league. They trail Swindon by a point, but have three meetings left to race – two of those occurring at home.

Both Ipswich and Wolverhampton, meanwhile, have only one meeting left to complete while table topping Swindon race away at Peterborough tonight before making the trip to King’s Lynn next week to round off their campaign.

Rossiter added: “Our away performances have been better this season, and that bodes well for the future – specifically the play-offs.

“If we can keep things close on the road and score enough points at home we should be good.

“With our performances at home in the last two meetings, we shouldn’t hold any fear.”

PETERBOROUGH: Charles Wright, Ty Proctor, Hans Andersen, Scott Nicholls, Rohan Tungate, Ulrich Ostergaard, Ryan Douglas.

SWINDON: Jason Doyle, Adam Ellis, Rasmus Jensen, Tobias Musielak, Troy Batchelor, Ellis Perks,Claus Vissing.