Tungate tells Witches fans not to worry ahead of Rebels clash
- Credit: Picture: Steve Waller
Rohan Tungate has told Ipswich Witches fans not to be worried over his early-season form.
The Kurri-Kurri-born rider has yet to get going in 2015 and was one of a number of riders who endured a tough night at Peterborough on Monday.
But he’s confident things are about to come good, as the Witches entertain Somerset Rebels in the League Cup on Thursday night at Foxhall.
“There are no worries,” said Tungate, pictured above.
“My visa arrived on Tuesday which is good news and I’ll admit that has been a bit stressful knowing when it will come through.
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“I didn’t get on well at Peterborough but the track really wasn’t to my liking.
“It’s early days in the season and fans must not be concerned. I’ll be ok.”
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Tungate is expected to ride for Australia in a Best Pairs event in Germany at the weekend, with Chris Holder and Dakota North.
“If that happens it will be good,” he said.
“It’s nice to be involved in those type of meetings.”
Back at Foxhall tonight and two former Witches will look to put a spoke in the wheels of the Suffolk side.
Leigh Lanham and Richie Worrall both now ride for Somerset and have made good starts to the season – especially Lanham.
The Rebels have already won a League Cup away clash – at Peterborough – and have picked up a point at Plymouth.
However, their record at Foxhall last season was shocking – although they have made several changes to their team line-up from 2014. Josh Grajczonek leads the Rebels this year and is backed up by exciting Aussie star Brady Kurtz.
Witches: D King, R Hawkins, G Manzares, C Heeps, R Tungate, S Nielsen, N Covatti.
Rebels: J Grajczonek, C Wright, R Worrall, L Lanham, B Kurtz, P Starke, B Morley.
Mike’s prediction: Witches 48 Rebels 42
League Cup Group South – only winner definitely qualifies for semi-finals
Rye House 4 10
Somerset 4 7
Peterborough 5 6
Ipswich 3 4
Plymouth 2 3