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Wolves to get back on track against Poole

By Nigel Pearson | Speedway | Published:

Wolverhampton are looking to get their play-off hopes back on track when Poole visit Monmore on Monday.

Peter Adams

Parrys International Wolves have been struggling away from home and need to pick up points on the road.

But they also know they cannot afford any slip-ups at Monmore, starting on Monday with the visit of the reigning champions.

Boss Peter Adams said: “This now becomes a very important meeting for us, there is no margin for error.

“We know we are going to need to pick up points on the road, but it also means there is pressure to get maximum points at home.

“Poole also need to pick up away points after dropping points at home so this makes Monday a must-win fixture for both teams – it should be a cracker.

“We were disappointed to miss out at Poole last Monday but we know where the problem areas were and I’ll be looking for a solid all-round team performance on Monday.”

The riders have put themselves under pressure to perform and it remains to be seen if they can rise to the challenge. It was tough for them at Poole, which was challenging because of the track and two team members Jacob Thorssell and Nick Morris have suffered a lack of competitive racing after sitting out the early weeks of the season through injury.

Only time will tell if they can sort it out – personally I believe Monday could be the night with the comforts of home surroundings. I’ll go 49-41 Wolves.

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It’s been good to see Birmingham winning meetings and proving they can be competitive at a professional level.

The Perry Barr side were promoted to the Championship in the winter, but the initial team they put together was woefully weak.

They’ve since brought in GB star Adam Ellis and Finland’s Tero Aarnio and they have transformed the season.

I do have one disappointment, however. Birmingham need more people through the turnstiles to show their support – not just for the team but for the sport in the city. After working so hard to gain planning permission for the sport to return there in 2007, it would be a crying shame if bosses lost heart – and money – through a lack of backing.

I think it’s great to have clubs with city identities, it helps with the profile of the sport.

And in these challenging times, Birmingham could do with just a few more fans on a weekly basis.

Nigel Pearson

By Nigel Pearson
Columnist - @nigelpearson

Sports broadcaster/writer specialising in Football, Darts and Speedway for Sky Sports, IMG, BT Sport and talkSPORT.

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