The Volvo Cars Poole Pirates will be hoping for an improvement in form when they travel to Wolverhampton tomorrow night (MON).
Team manager Neil Middleditch has called on his new-look side to be more alert from the start after they were out-gated throughout Wednesday’s defeat against champions Swindon.
He said: “It was clear we were conceding too much at the starts on Wednesday.
“Wolverhampton is a tough track to race on at the best of times, so we will really need to be on our A-game.
“The one thing I know is we are a far better side than we showed on Wednesday and you should never judge a season on one performance.
“Some days in speedway it just all clicks into place and other times, no matter how hard you try, nothing goes right.
“I believe we can come back stronger after the Swindon defeat.”
Last year’s SGB Premiership runners-up, Wolves claimed the biggest result of the season so far when they took Rye House to task.
The Midlanders’ 60-30 triumph was masterminded by maximum men Jacob Thorssell (full 15 points) and Kyle Howarth (paid 11+4), while Rory Schlein and Sam Masters only dropped a point each as they both took four rides.
Both sides are expected to be at full-strength for tomorrow’s Premiership meeting which for Poole signals the start of a busy week as they travel to King’s Lynn 48 hours later before the club’s 70th Birthday celebration takes place at Wimborne Road on Thursday.
Wolverhampton: J.Thorssell, K.Howarth, C.Heeps, R.Schlein, S.Masters, N.Greaves, A.Morris. Team manager: Peter Adams
Poole: B.Kurtz, K.Woryna, J.Grajczonek, L.Sundstrom, P.Kildemand, M.Szczepaniak, J.Shanes. Team manager: Neil Middleditch