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SWINDON co-owner Gary Patchett says tonight’s mouthwatering Elite League clash with leaders Poole is the biggest test of the season at Blunsdon (7.30).

Patchett and fellow owner Terry Russell are hoping to see the Abbey Stadium terraces packed for what should be a great night of racing.

And the club are keen to remind fans to take advantage of dramatically reduced admission for Thursday’s meeting with Birmingham by buying a programme tonight.

Poole have been hit by the withdrawal of Krzysztof Kasprzak with a back injury and they will operate the rider replacement facility.

Said Patchett: “We will face no bigger challenge at Blunsdon all season than the task in front of us this evening.

“Chris Holder and Darcy Ward form a formidable spearhead but I believe that we have the firepower and the strength in-depth to counter that threat.

“This is a challenge we relish and one which we shall readily accept. There will be no room for passengers and every bit of support that you can give from the terraces will lift the team more than you can imagine.”

Patchett says value for money is at the front of the club’s thoughts with a busy August ahead.

He said: “Admission to the meeting on Thursday against Birmingham here is available at a substantially discounted rate for adults and concessions on production of the voucher printed in tonight’s programme together with tonight’s admission ticket. Tonight’s programme is also a double issue to cover Thursday so fans won’t need to buy another one!”