Toughest test of season ahead for Panthers

PETERBOROUGH face their toughest test of the season so far when they head to Swindon tonight.

PETERBOROUGH face their toughest test of the season so far when they head to Swindon tonight.

The Wiltshire side won the Elite League Championship last year and after retaining a number of key riders are again amongst the favourites for the 2013 title.

And to add to the atmosphere and occasion the meeting will be broadcast live on Sky Sports HD2 with both teams reported to be at full-strength.

The Robins track three former Panthers in their side in Hans Andersen, Troy Batchelor and Kacper Gomolski and have Dane Peter Kildemand in stunning early season form.

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Great Britain international Edward Kennett was a winter loan recruit from Coventry and Australian Nick Morris has returned for another season doubling-up with the Robins. The team is completed with emerging Brit Ashley Birks.

Peterborough are fresh from their confidence boosting home victory against Eastbourne on Friday and will have been encouraged to see skipper Kenneth Bjerre and Norbert Kosciuch back amongst the points, but know the 2012 Champions pose a whole new challenge.

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It will be the first of two matches against the Robins this week, with the return taking place at the Showground on Friday.

SWINDON: Hans Andersen, Nick Morris, Peter Kildemand, Edward Kennett, Troy Batchelor, Ashley Birks, Kacper Gomolski.

PETERBOROUGH: Kenneth Bjerre, Ryan Fisher, Norbert Kosciuch, Kenni Larsen, Linus Sundström, Patrick Hougaard, Dakota North.

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