Reserve ace Zach Wajtknecht is determined to use his first taste of victory this season as inspiration for tonight’s visit of Wolverhampton (7.30).
The CFS Filtration Robins number six soared to a tapes-to-flag success in heat two of last night’s 50-40 defeat at Somerset Rebels.
Despite the wait for a win, Wajtknecht has maintained scores just above the three-point mark but has belief he can make steady progress in the weeks ahead.
“I need to step it up a little bit but also not put too much pressure on myself,” he said.
“When I think back, I haven’t even had a complete season at this level yet so I still have plenty to learn.
“But I seem to have got the right set-up with engines now so there is every reason to think I can improve and score some bigger points.
“I just want to keep progressing without setting any targets. I enjoy my racing at Swindon and want to try to do as much as I can to help to get good results.
“I went well in my last home meeting and want to improve on that against Wolverhampton.
“I have a good idea of the set up around our place and have some confidence back but Wolves have a strong side.
“All of the teams seem pretty well matched and Wolves have been up there in recent years so we expect a good meeting and a big test.”
Both teams will be at full strength for a repeat of last year’s Premiership play-off final. Reserve Ashley Morris, who rode as a guest for Somerset last night, faces the Robins for the second time in little more than 24 hours.
Meanwhile tonight will also feature the end of Lee Kilby’s marathon walk from Perry Barr in Birmingham to the Abbey.
Robins commercial manager Lee is hoping to make as much money as he can for Mitchell Davy and his family as Mitch continues to lie in hospital.
You can donate tonight or go to the Just Giving website and search for Lee Kilby.
You will be able to keep up with Lee’s progress throughout today via Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Good luck Lee!
SWINDON: Nick Morris, Adam Ellis, Troy Batchelor, David Bellego, Tobiasz Musielak, Zach Wajtknecht, Jack Smith.
WOLVERHAMPTON: Jacob Thorssell, Kyle Howarth, Cameron Heeps, Rory Schlein, Sam Masters, Nathan Greaves, Ashley Morris.