Last one for Panthers
PETERBOROUGH Panthers bring their 2009 home programme to a close with a visit from the Parry's International Wolves on Thursday.Supporters will need no reminding that this club are currently going head to head with Swindon for the 2009 Elite League title, are in good form and will provide the Panthers with a stern task.
PETERBOROUGH Panthers bring their 2009 home programme to a close with a visit from the Parry's International Wolves on Thursday.
Supporters will need no reminding that this club are currently going head to head with Swindon for the 2009 Elite League title, are in good form and will provide the Panthers with a stern task.
Captain Peter Karlsson has made a quick return from a broken collarbone and forms a potent spearhead with Fredrik Lindgren and Tai Woffinden, all three ride the Showground well and they are well supported by Adam Skornicki and Nicolai Klindt.
Wolverhampton is yet to name who the second reserve will be to partner Chris Kerr and that will be released when it's confirmed.
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Panthers as previously mentioned will be without Kenneth Hansen and Claus Vissing who both have commitments previously agreed before the club agreed to the Midland League and the Panthers will be using the clubs no 8 Andrew Tully at reserve for Vissing and will be operating rider replacement for Hansen.
A fireworks display bringing the meeting to an end will take place at the conclusion of the racing and the winning teams parade.
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Team Manager's Trevor Swales said: “This will undoubtedly be a very difficult meeting for us to finish off at home with; we need to win the match first and then try and get all 3 points.
We will miss the contribution of Claus Vissing at reserve and the match could we be decided by how well Andrew Tully goes for us and how Tai Woffinden and Nicolai Klindt go for Wolves.
“They have a lot of riders who ride the Showground well and have given us two very hard matches already this year. It certainly isn't a foregone conclusion we will win and I don't think the fact that they are riding for the Elite League title with Swindon will make it any easier either, they are all racers and will be going for it in every race”.
Wayne Swales said: “Looking at the league this year the Wolves have been solid and consistent right from the start and they will be keen to finish on a high, I think for us to finish the match on top our heat leaders must be able to compete with theirs but it's definitely not going to be easy.
This end to the season competition provides riders with a chance to put themselves in the shop window for next year and it would have been nice to go into the matches with a full team. We were hoping to include a guest for Hansen but we have to run with R/R so we must make the best of it, but we are intending to win and it's a good way to finish”.
Promoter Mick Bratley said: “The final meeting of the season looks set to be a cracker and could be against the EL Champions elect, especially if current form is anything to go by. We as a club obviously want to finish our home campaign with a win and I see no reason why we can't do this as long as we perform to our true potential”.
Owner Rick Frost said: “This will certainly be a tough meeting but our riders will be up to the challenge and we can expect some exciting and close racing. It would be good to finish our home season with a win against our local rivals Wolves”.
Peterborough Panthers: Henning BAGER (4.58), Kenneth BJERRE (7.69), Ales DRYML (4.67), Kenneth HANSEN (5.83) Rider Replacement, Niels Kristian IVERSEN (7.80) Captain, Mads KORNELIUSSEN (6.30), Andrew TULLY (3.40).
Team Managers Trevor & Wayne SWALES
Wolverhampton Wolves: Peter KARLSSON (8.66) Captain, Chris KERR (3.24), Nicolai KLINDT (5.25), Fredrik LINDGREN (10.43), Adam SKORNICKI (6.24), Tai WOFFINDEN (7.47) plus another TBC.
Team Manager Peter ADAMS