HISTORY could be made in the next eight days as Swindon Robins bid to become the first-ever champions of the SGB Premiership Supporters’ Cup.

Backed by a coachload of travelling fans, the Robins make the journey north this evening to face Belle Vue Aces at the National Speedway Stadium in the first leg of the competition’s final – with the deciding second leg scheduled to take place next Thursday night at the Abbey Stadium.

Both meetings present Alun Rossiter’s Robins with their first chance to earn silverware since last season’s Elite Shield win over Mark Lemon’s Aces.

Prior to that, Swindon scooped the Premiership title in 2017 by a single point after overhauling a first-leg play-off final deficit in spectacular style at Monmore Green against Wolverhampton Wolves.

Three riders from that memorable night in the Black Country remain a part of Rossiter’s star seven – Jason Doyle, Adam Ellis and Tobiasz Musielak.

But the likes of Rasmus Jensen, Claus Vissing and Ellis Perks are all on the lookout for their first piece of top-tier silverware.

Number five Troy Batchelor, meanwhile, could earn his fourth honour in Robins colours, having lifted the Elite League title in 2012 and Elite Shield in 2008 and 2018.

Following Monday night’s confidence-boosting win at Peterborough in the Premiership, Rossiter is confident his men can at least keep the final’s aggregate score close on a tricky Belle Vue track this evening.

Rossiter said: “Belle Vue is a great racetrack, and it will be a good night of speedway.

“We’ve been as good as Belle Vue all season this year, but we’ve sometimes slipped up on the night.

“We’ve beaten them comfortably at home but this is the final. It’s very much like the play-offs, we’re starting from scratch.

“What has happened previously doesn’t matter. I don’t have a specific points target in mind, I just know we are more than capable of winning.

“I must also thank the travelling fans in advance. Their support is hugely appreciated.”

Fans’ favourite Musielak will no doubt be a focus point for tonight’s hosts.

The popular Pole could only score 3+1 from four rides away at Peterborough Panthers on Monday – and it’s a possible a new engine from Poland could be drafted in specifically for tonight’s meeting as the Leszno-born slider searches for more speed.

Rossiter added: “Belle Vue is always a tough track to visit, the boys are going to have to be racing on fast equipment.

“Tobiasz will have to be fired up. He’s got to do something about his power. Without Tobiasz, that is where we struggle.

“If we can keep things close, or even nick a win, then we’ll be in with a shout.”