Reading are the opponents at Blunsdon this Thursday as the Swindon Robins bring the curtain down on their home Premier League fixtures for the year.

Thursday's meeeting is kindly being sponsored by Swindon's very own Team Sponsors, Pebley Beach Suzuki, and on the night they will also be sponsoring the Swindon Top Scorer Award. Everyone connected with Swindon Speedway is extremely grateful for this, and for the tremendous help received from the company throughout the season.

Due to a seemingly never-ending series of injuries, the Racers have not enjoyed the best of seasons, and emphasizing their problems, at the time of going to press long-serving promoter Pat Bliss was still trying to book suitable guest replacements for both Peter Ljung and Shane Colvin.

Robins' skipper Paul Fry stated: 'We're going to have to keep our guard up and plug away if we're to win the meeting. When you look at the two teams you'd say that we should win, but there's always unforeseen circumstances, like Simon Stead getting injured last Thursday, which means you can't take anything for granted."

As touched on by 'The Fryer' Swindon have also picked up a number of injuries, and with Olly Allen again missing out on the action this week due to his damaged scaphoid, team manager Peter Oakes has booked in popular guest Chris 'Bomber' Harris as his replacement. With Jamie Smith also unlikely to partake because of his niggling leg injury, the rider replacement facility will again be in operation at No.4.

Meanwhile at reserve, veteran Malcolm Holloway will plug the gap vacated by the retired Ritchie Hawkins. Changes to the averages see Paul Fry move above Chris Neath as the third heat-leader, thereby taking over at No.3 in the side.



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