Panthers back to full strength

PETERBOROUGH are back to full-strength for their crunch Elite League match at Belle Vue tonight.

PETERBOROUGH are back to full-strength for their crunch Elite League match at Belle Vue tonight.

The Readypower Panthers know that a win in Manchester will book their place in the play-offs – although a narrow defeat and a consolation league point may be enough if they can get a similar result at Coventry on Wednesday.

But they will be looking to do it at the first attempt where they now have a full quota of riders to call upon.

Tomas H Jonasson has rested and recovered from last weekend’s crash in Poland and Michael Jepsen Jensen also returns after missing Friday’s defeat at Lakeside.


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The young Dane was preparing for Saturday’s fourth round of the World Under-21 Final in Torun where he managed to increase his lead at the top of the standings. He won the meeting with 14 points, which puts him four-points ahead of 2011 winner Maciej Janowski.

Belle Vue have experienced a troubled campaign with injuries, postponements, retirements and have even had a change of team manager with Jason Attwood replacing the experienced Jim Lynch!

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Despite their poor season they have had some good results at home and won’t be under-estimated.

Co-promoter Trevor Swales said: “You cannot take any team lightly. Belle Vue are not as bad a team as their record might suggest while Coventry showed their strength at home by coming back to beat Birmingham on Friday.

“Wednesday will be the final night of the regular season so if the meeting is postponed, we won’t get another bite of the cherry.

“Ideally we will get it done and dusted on Monday. We have to go there looking for the win.”

BELLE VUE: Rory Schlein, Ales Dryml, Patrick Hougaard, Renat Gafurov, Artur Mroczka, Josh Grajczonek, Mark Lemon.

PETERBOROUGH: Ryan Sullivan, Norbert Kosciuch, Michael Jepsen Jensen, Linus Sundstrom, Krzysztof Buczkowski, Richard Lawson, Tomas H Jonasson.

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