Robins fly to Peterborough – PREVIEW

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SWINDON continue their push for top spot in the Elite League when they head to Peterborough on Monday (7.30).

And Robins will take plenty of local track knowledge to the East of England Showground as Hans Andersen, Simon Stead and Troy Batchelor are all former Panthers riders.

Swindon co-boss Gary Patchett is hoping that will work in his side’s favour but they face a Panthers side boosted by the signing of Swedish World Cup star Tomas H Jonasson, widely regarded as one of the most exciting young riders in the word.

Said Patchett: “The experts seems to feel Peterborough are dark horses for a late run to the title and who can blame them, but we are a decent team!

“We had a good week last week and we feel confident we can continue the form on Monday night.

“We have riders who are well suited to the Peterborough track. They’ve done a lot of laps around the place over the last few years and I’m sure they would love to go back there and get a good result with Swindon.

“I was surprised when they left out Troy Batchelor from their side but we are pleased to have him with us going forward with some big meetings ahead in the remainder of the month.”

Kenneth Bjerre and Simon Stead in action at The Abbey earlier in the season

Lasse Bjerre

The meeting will also see the battle of the brothers with Peterborough’s Grand Prix star Kenneth  up against younger brother Lasse who rides at reserve for Alun Rossiter’s Robins.

PETERBOROUGH: Kenneth Bjerre, Norbert Kosciuch¸ Michael Jepsen Jensen, Linus Sundstrom, Krzysztof Buczkowski, David Bellego, Tomas H. Jonasson.

SWINDON: Hans Andersen, Jason Doyle, Simon Stead, Troy Batchelor, Peter Kildemand, Lasse Bjerre, Dawid Lampart.