New recruit Jack Smith is determined to punch above his weight at Swindon with a Bank Holiday Monday derby clash with Somerset next on the horizon (7.30).

The CFS Filtration Robins drafted in Smith for the injured Mitchell Davey earlier this month and it has been a baptism of fire for the rookie.

But with three-paid-four to show for his last home meeting, the Sheffield and Belle Vue Colts charger has his sights set on improving his two-point average in the top flight.

“There are big expectations so I am happy to be here at number seven and will be trying to score the points the team needs from the position,” said Smith.

“It is a big goal and I am here to do my best to see what I can get out of it.

“I am on a two-point average but want to exceed that. The aim is to chip in with three to four points per meeting and get away from that average as a starter.

“It will be tough. Most of the riders in this league have been around for years and have the experience that comes with it.

“No matter who you go up against it is difficult, all you can do is knuckle down and try to achieve your best and I’d like to thank Swindon for the opportunity to race.”

Both teams will be at full strength for the showdown with the visitors led by ex-Robin and 2017 world champion Jason Doyle.

SWINDON: Nick Morris, Adam Ellis, Troy Batchelor, David Bellego, Tobiasz Musielak, Zach Wajtknecht, Jack Smith.

SOMERSET: Jason Doyle, Jake Allen, Charles Wright, Jack Holder, Richard Lawson, Jonas Jeppesen, Bradley Wilson-Dean.


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