Witches head to Scunny
IPSWICH Witches will be looking for a morale-boosting performance at Scunthorpe tonight.
The Suffolk side are racing this unusual Tuesday night fixture, after Friday’s night’s Premier League clash in Lincolnshire between the two teams, was called off.
And after last week’s poor home result against Workington at Foxhall, nothing short of at least a point would be considered near good enough this evening.
“The league table shows us with two home defeats already and only Plymouth equal that record,” Witches director of speedway Chris Louis said.
“That’s not where I expected or want us to be at this stage of the season.
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“There is a long way to go as regards reaching the play-offs and I’m expecting a better performance from us at Scunthorpe and a win.”
Scunthorpe have a long injury list ahead of tonight’s clash with the Witches.
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No.1 David Howe injured a shoulder in a long-track meeting in France at the weekend and then Tero Aarnio damaged his hand at Glasgow in a defeat on Sunday.
Guests Carl Wilkinson and Richie Worrall come into the side, while Ipswich will be at full strength with Mat Tresarrieu (who would have missed the original staging on Friday night because of a continental clash), back in the team.
The Suffolk side have a poor record at Scunthorpe and lost there on three occasions last season. But on paper they are far stronger than the Scorpions who are enduring a difficult season.
Ipswich entertain Berwick at Foxhall Stadium on Thursday night in the first leg of their quarter-final clash. The second leg is at Berwick on Saturday.
Scunthorpe: R/R, C Wilkinson, T Jorgensen, R Worrall, J Auty, A Birks, M Palm-Toft
Ipswich: L Lanham, R Tungate, K Doolan, M Risager, D North, M Tresarrieu, C Heeps