Swindon boss Alun Rossiter has called for a more polished performance from his side when they host Somerset at The Abbey Stadium today.
The Carpets4Less Robins secured a 13th successive Premiership win over King’s Lynn in front of a bumper crowd on Monday, but Rossiter was left slightly frustrated by a mixture of mechanical problems and issues on the start line.
Somerset will arrive with just one of their regular racers on Thursday due to a number of fixture clashes and injury, however, Rossiter insists his side will be taking nothing for granted and is anticipating an entertaining contest.
He said, “Even though it’s disappointing to be hosting a Somerset side without so many of their normal riders, they’ve picked their guests wisely and have certainly booked riders who are dangerous on their day around our race track”
“We had our fair share of mechanical problems and the odd mistake or two crept in on Monday, so hopefully the boys have had chance to go away, think about those things, work on them and can rectify them on Thursday.
“We’re in the driving seat with this run of home fixtures that we’ve now got and naturally top spot is where we’d love to finish to get choice of opponents in the semi-finals of the play-offs.
“I can assure you that nobody is getting carried away, there’s certainly not any case of complacency and everyone’s feet are firmly on the ground.”
Swindon are missing injured reserve duo Bradley Wilson-Dean and Zach Wajtknecht and have called on Richard Hall and Matt Williamson to ride in their place.
The Rebels include Glasgow skipper Aaron Summers and former Swindon man Edward Kennett among their guests.
As a special incentive today too, supporters will receive a raceday programme as part of their admission price.
SWINDON: Jason Doyle, Adam Ellis, Tobiasz Musielak, David Bellego, Nick Morris, Matt Williamson, Richard Hall
SOMERSET: Aaron Summers, Cameron Heeps, Richard Lawson, Patrick Hougaard, Edward Kennett, Ashley Morris, Kevin Doolan.