Wednesday September 04, 2019
SPEEDWAY returns to Peterborough for the first time since July with a crucial Premiership clash on Thursday (7.30).

Panthers, who have seen their season torn apart by injuries, return to the East of England Arena to face play-of chasing Belle Vue.

And the visitors know they need to notch all four points to enhance their chances of making the title shootout top four.

Crendon Panthers boss Carl Johnson is urging the people of Peterborough and surrounding areas to get behind the side.

“We are still going to have a big say on the play-off race even though we won’t make it ourselves,” he said.

“I’d say we have been through one of the toughest spells in the club’s history this season. It started with high hopes and went down week after week.

“But with three home meetings to come this is our opportunity to round the season off with some consolation points and also show the owner (Keith Chapman) how much we all want to stay in the top division next season.”

Panthers are without Charles Wright (concussion) and the suspended Scott Nicholls – King’s Lynn’s former Peterborough man Michael Palm Toft steps in alongside the rider replacement facility.

And the meeting sees a welcome homecoming for club icon Ulrich Ostergaard who has rejoined the city side recently.

Belle Vue include 2020 Grand Prix qualifier Max Fricke and former Panthers man Kenneth Bjerre, who is still based in the area.

PETERBOROUGH: Charles Wright R/R, Ty Proctor, Hans Andersen, Michael Palm Toft, Rohan Tungate, Ulrich Ostergaard, Jason Garrity.
BELLE VUE: Max Fricke, Steve Worrall, Dan Bewley, Jaimon Lidsey, Kenneth Bjerre, Dimiti Berge, Jye Etheridge.

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