Louis wants better mindset from Witches - especially on the road - as Ipswich set to welcome the Diamonds
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Ipswich director of speedway Chris Louis is hoping his side learn from Saturday’s disappointing result at Workington.
The Suffolk side are back on home shale on Thursday night at Foxhall Stadium, with the visit of the Newcastle Diamonds, 7.30pm start,
But while the Witches home form has been excellent so far in 2017, their hopes of a play-off spot in a hugely competitive Championship League, will not be helped by inadequate away performances.
“As a team we have been through a period of injuries and come through that well. But now we are at full strength, we must do better than we did at Workington.
“OK, so our home form has been terrific and perhaps some will say ‘forget Workington’ and move on. But I’m not saying that at all.
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“Our mindset needs to be much better than it was on Saturday.
“Yes, the track wasn’t good early on, but after extensive track work it was ok. We needed to press the ‘re-set’ button and too many didn’t.”
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The Witches have failed to pick up a single away point in four of their seven away meetings this season and in a tight table, should that form continue, it could prove very costly.
However, on the flip side, their Foxhall form has been perfect, with five out of five Championship victories so far and some impressive showings t’boot.
“Nothing needs to change at home, so far we have been excellent,” Louis said.
“But we must understand Newcastle will be another tough test.
“Their two top boys Robert Lambert and Steve Worrall are both riding with confidence and while Ludvig Lindgren will be expected to be their third heat leader, in fact it’s another of their riders, Lewis Rose who is impressing.
“When Glasgow came to Foxhall that was always going to be a tough one, but we got through that.
“We need to keep strong at home.”
With the weather set fair and with the Witches having not raced at home since May 11, the Foxhall faithful will hope to see their side get back on track and back to winning ways
Reaching the top four in the Championship play-offs is going to be extremely difficult this season, with Scottish giants Glasgow and Edinburgh already leading the way, while the likes of Workington, Sheffield, the Witches and Newcastle are all still unbeaten at home.
MEANWHILE, you can catch some of the Witches at the Suffolk Show tomorrow and Thursday.
The Witches will be in attendance at times at the Tippers R Us and DJ Evans stalls. Cameron Heeps will be at the Show tomorrow, with Danny King, Rory Schlein and Connor Mountain there on Thursday ahead of the Newcastle clash.