Witches head north in search of points

IPSWICH ‘Sackers’ Witches head north this weekend hoping to pick up a point or two at Workington and Glasgow in two important Premier League fixtures.

IPSWICH ‘Sackers’ Witches head north this weekend hoping to pick up a point or two at Workington and Glasgow in two important Premier League fixtures.

The Suffolk side are at Workington tomorrow night and then travel into Scotland Sunday afternoon.

Ipswich’s season is very much alive, with two cup semi-finals to come, as well as a push towards the play-off positions.

However their early season league form and home defeats means that if they pick up nothing from this weekend’s northern tour, the play-offs are going to be tough to get into.

It’s something director of speedway, Chris Louis, is quick to acknowledge.

“Our season is still very much alive,” he said.

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“It hasn’t been our finest, yet we find ourselves in two cup semi-finals and we are pushing hard for a play-off place.

“Last season we peaked just at the right time, near the end of the season, and if we can do so again, it could be a fruitful last few months.”

Ipswich head north without teenager Cameron Heeps who continues to recover from his broken wrist and Ipswich can only use eligible guests from the National League to cover for him.

“I did look at getting in a rider for 28 days to cover for Cam, as it could be another three weeks before he’s back,” Louis admitted.

“We had rider lined up, but it’s fallen through.”

So Ipswich will use Mildenhall’s Stefan Nielsen at No.7 at Workington tomorrow and Scunthorpe’s Tom Young at Glasgow on Sunday.

Workington have been hit by injuries of late, with popular American Kenny Inglas joining Kyle Howarth on the injured list.

However they remain unbeaten round their big Derwent Park bowl.

Meanwhile Glasgow owners Alan Dick and Stewart Dickson have put the Tigers up for sale.

Dick admitted: “Creditors are looking for their money and we have to sell the club to settle our outstanding debts.”

Morale therefore is not likely to be at its highest for the Scottish side, but in Joe Screen they have one of the League’s top performers.

Teams

Ipswich: T Poole, D North, L Lanham, M Tresarrieu, R Tungate, M Risager, S Nielsen at Workington, T Young at Glasgow

Workington: R Lawson, T Aarnio, R Bach, R/R, A Roynon, A Morris, M Campton.

Glasgow: J Screen, M Campton, J Grajczonek, H Bager, J Grieves, C Wright, F Sitera.

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