Start of a big week for Panthers and they will want no slip-ups against a Rye House side who have already beaten them once this season at Alwalton. But Garrity ruled out of clash

Peterborough team boss Carl Johnson is chasing a resounding success over Rye House on Tuesday to start a crunch week in style.

Maximum points are a must as the ‘TC Harrison’ Panthers attempt to gain revenge over the struggling Rockets in a Premier League clash at the East of England Showground (7.30pm).

Rye House triumphed on the opening night of the season at Alwalton in the League Cup competition and Panthers can ill afford another slip-up as they chase a place in the play-offs.

And, with big dates looming large on the horizon, victory would serve as a welcome confidence-booster.

Johnson said: “It is a big few days with the Premier League Pairs coming up on Friday and our big League Cup semi-final at Workington on Sunday.

“Three points and a convincing win against Rye House would set us up nicely for what lies ahead.

“Rye have already proved they have riders who can go well at the Showground, but we have to make sure we are firing on all cylinders.”

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Panthers number one Ryan Fisher will return from a three-meeting spell on the sidelines with a collarbone injury, but they are sweating on the fitness of Lewis Blackbird who has an eye injury.

Rye House arrive in poor form having lost eight of their last 10 competitive outings, but they have beaten Panthers a total of three times already this season.

The Silver Ski Rockets have been rocked by the late withdrawal of Jason Garrity ahead of tonight’s Premier League fixture at Peterborough. The Cardiff GP reserve has been laid low with food poisoning, with the Rockets forced to operate Rider-Replacement as cover.

TEAMS

‘TC HARRISON’ PANTHERS: Ryan Fisher, Lewis Blackbird, Ales Dryml, Ulrich Ostergaard, Lasse Bjerre, Joe Jacobs, Nicki Barrett.

RYE HOUSE: Edward Kennett, Luke Bowen, Mat Tresarrieu, R/R, Steve Boxall, Jason Bunyan, Stefan Nielsen.

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