Buczek: I love Peterborough

SHOWGROUND sensation Krzysztof Buczkowski has vowed to conquer his away-day blues – to boost Peterborough’s play-off challenge.

SHOWGROUND sensation Krzysztof Buczkowski has vowed to conquer his away-day blues – to boost Peterborough’s play-off challenge.

The Poland star will look to carry on his sizzling home form against Belle Vue in a Stanair sponsored match tonight (Thursday) (7.30pm) as the Readypower Panthers aim for the points that will take them back into the top four.

Buczkowski has been a revelation in front of his own fans and has scored double figures in his first four home matches.

But he admits his away form has been poor as he struggles to adapt to the tricky circuits that are so different to what he is used to in Poland.

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He said: “Everything is going good at Peterborough but on the smaller ones I have not been so good.

“They are so different to anything we have in Poland whereas at the Showground it is like racing at home.

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“It is very hard for me when we go away as I am usually going there for the first time.

“I love Peterborough very, very much, I like the track, and the fans and all the people but I know I must get better on the away tracks.

“One of the reasons I agreed to come to England was because I wanted to learn the small tracks, they are technical and that’s what I need.”

Buczkowski came close to going through the card against Elite League champions Wolverhampton last Friday – his only defeat came in his first race – and will be looking to turn on the style against the Aces who are currently just above the Panthers in the table.

They have won only one of their seven away matches – like Peterborough it was at strugglers Coventry – and have also been beaten at home.

They went down to table-topping Poole on Monday night and finished the meeting with only three fit riders as ex-Panthers hero Hans Andersen, Peter Karlsson and William Lawson all crashed out.

Karlsson, another former Peterborough star, has declared himself fit, Lawson is definitely out but Aces’ boss Chris Morton believes Andersen will be ready to take on his old team.

Morton said: “I’m hopeful and I can only go from what he says to me. He’s feeling a lot better and says he wants to ride if he can.

“He couldn’t have ridden if the meeting had been Tuesday but he’s getting better every day and is expecting to be okay.”

Peterborough: rider replacement for Niels-Kristian Iversen, Ales Dryml, Lewis Bridger, Kenneth Bjerre, Troy Batchelor, Linus Ekl�f or Craig Cook, Krzysztof Buczkowski.

Belle Vue: Hans Andersen, James Wright, Patrick Hougaard, Tobias Kroner, Peter Karlsson, Josh Grajczonek, Leigh Lanham.

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