Swindon boss Alun Rossiter says they will approach their Charity Shield opener at Belle Vue on Monday (7.30) with no fear.
The CFS Filtration Robins will head to the National Speedway Stadium for the first leg of the contest with the return fixture at the Abbey on Thursday.
It provides a perfect test ahead of the SGB Premiership campaign as Rossiter’s title winners take on the 2017 table toppers.
And Rossiter believes it will give them an idea of how much work they need to do before league action gets underway.
“It’s one of those tracks that shouldn’t hold any fears for us,” Rossiter said.
“It’s a big, fair track and somewhere we’ve been quite successful the last couple of years.
“It will be a good test to see where we are and where we need to get. It’s early days, so although I’m looking for a win and we believe it’s achievable, I won’t be too concerned if it doesn’t go our way as long as we show the right signs.”
Belle Vue hand a British debut to Polish youngster Damien Drozdz, whilst former Swindon stars Rohan Tungate and Steve Worrall also feature in their side.
Both teams have opted to retain the core of their 2017 teams, with five returning riders in each of their line-ups.
BELLE VUE: Craig Cook, Steve Worrall, Damien Drozdz, Rohan Tungate, Max Fricke, Jye Etheridge, Dan Bewley.
SWINDON: Nick Morris, Adam Ellis, Troy Batchelor, David Bellego, Tobiasz Musielak, Zach Wajtknecht, Mitchell Davey.