Panthers hope to be back to full strength for big Wolves clash

PETERBOROUGH complete a busy sequence of away matches with a trip to the Black Country tonight and an Elite League clash with Wolverhampton.

PETERBOROUGH complete a busy sequence of away matches with a trip to the Black Country tonight and an Elite League clash with Wolverhampton.

The Readypower Panthers are already halfway through their away programme for the season, and aren’t then scheduled to race on the road again until July 16.

But having already picked up six points from their away matches so far, prior to last week’s double-defeat with a weakened side at Poole and Swindon, Panthers have put themselves into a useful position which would be further improved by a win at Monmore.

They hope to be back to full strength for the meeting, having missed both Michael Jepsen Jensen and Olly Allen for last week’s losses at Wimborne Road and Blunsdon.


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Jepsen Jensen, who had been suffering from illness, enjoyed another successful display at Lakeside on Sunday, scoring 14 points for Denmark in the World Under-21 Team Cup semi-final as his side finished second behind Australia, whilst Allen pulled out of two meetings in Germany as he continued to recuperate from the rib injuries he sustained in his crash at the Showground last Monday.

Wolves have been far from invincible around their home circuit this season – although much of their schedule has involved matches in three competitions against unbeaten Poole – and they have been battling against injury problems with heat-leaders Tai Woffinden and Nicolai Klindt both ruled out.

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The lower-order absence of Pontus Aspgren, who is racing for Sweden in the World Under-21 Team Cup, means Wolves can use rider-replacement for him and bring in their former skipper Peter Karlsson as a guest for Woffinden, which will give them top-end strength along with Swedish GP winner Freddie Lindgren.

Panthers co-boss Jan Staechmann said: “We need to re-group after the Poole and Swindon defeats last week, hopefully get back to full strength and move on to Wolverhampton on Monday. We need the team to be scoring in all departments, and then we should have a good chance.”

WOLVERHAMPTON: Freddie Lindgren, Pontus Aspgren R/R, Robert Miskowiak, Ty Proctor, Peter Karlsson, Ricky Wells, Lukasz Sowka.

PANTHERS: Kenneth Bjerre, Lasse Bjerre, Michael Jepsen Jensen, Linus Sundstrom, Olly Allen, Richard Lawson, Jesper B Monberg.

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