The Ideal Video Racers are currently experiencing their best form of the season so far, and will be looking to follow that up with another victory when the Glasgow Tigers arrive at Smallmead on Monday night (7.30pm).

The Racers have welcomed the return of Danny Bird from injury, and his comeback has seen a significant upturn in results, and even more so, renewed enthusiasm around the club.

Bird has bagged two successive home maximums against Isle of Wight and Hull, which resulted in big wins for Reading, so the Ideal Video Racers skipper looks to have come back in some style after nearly four months out.

Reading's recent form at Smallmead has been excellent with the team picking up an abundance of race winners - none more so than last Monday against defending league champions Hull. The Ideal Video Racers racked up fourteen
out of the fifteen heat winners on the way to an impressive 58-36 win, which saw both Matej Zagar and Andrew Appleton both have 14 (paid 15) maximums,
along with Bird's full house.

For the visit of the Tigers Reading welcome back Mathieu Tresarrieu, who missed Friday's 47-43 defeat at Somerset as the teenager was competing in the Czech Republic in the European Under-19 Final. The Frenchman went on to finish 10th with five points, in a meeting won by Poland's Karol Zabik.

Unfortunately Racers will continue to be without Chris Johnson, who looks set to be out for a few weeks with a dislocated shoulder and broken wrist. Lee Smart will once again guest in place of the teenager.

Racers team manager Tim Sugar is keen for the home wins to continue, he said, "It's been good to finally get some wins under our belts, it has certainly given everyone a lift. Hopefully we can keep it going against Glasgow.

"It's also been quite satisfying to see it reflected in our attendances for the last few matches as well - it looks as if people are starting to come back again."

 

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