PANTHERS PLAN FOR SOLIDARITY

Thursday April 02, 2020
PETERBOROUGH manager Rob Lyon expects his experienced side to pack plenty of strength-in-depth when they finally get on track.

As with all sports clubs in the country, the Crendon Panthers are subject to a delay to their activity due to the coronavirus crisis, having had to call a halt following press and practice last month.

British Speedway will comply fully with government guidelines, but promoters are already drawing up scenarios for how competitions could proceed in 2020, depending on potential start dates.

And the frustration has been especially felt at the East of England Arena, where hopes were high for a much-improved campaign with a side which is expected to score right down the order.

The presence of seven-times British Champion Scott Nicholls at reserve has certainly been widely noted – and Lyon believes the all-round jigsaw looks positive.

He said: “Overall, we have an out-and-out No.1, good reserves and it looks solid in the middle-order, so in theory that’s the recipe for a team to go places.

“Obviously when we visit places like Wolverhampton, Ipswich, and even on some of the other tracks Scott has the experience to be able to take advantage of that reserve position.

“Whoever we have at reserve, it should be a powerful pairing, so I’m quite happy with that, and there will be tracks we’ll look to do a bit of damage on for sure.”

Meanwhile Panthers are pushing ahead with Issue 2 of their delay ‘programme’ featuring all the latest club news and views.

The latest edition, which is on sale from Friday (April 3) for publication over Easter, features Lyon, co-promoter Carl Johnson and major winter signing Chris Harris, plus plenty more to read.

Anyone wishing to order a copy should visit curtis-sport.com .

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