Workington Comets' crucial weekend in hunt for first silverware
Last updated at 12:06, Friday, 05 August 2011
Workington Comets go into another crucial weekend of fixtures with team manager Tony Jackson confident they can lift their first piece of silverware.
Workington face Edinburgh on Saturday, which also sees the return of former Comet Craig Cook, and if they win they could close the gap on fellow title challengers Glasgow to three points if the Tigers lose their match at the Monarchs tonight.
They then will take part in the Premier League Fours on Sunday with Jackson hoping to have his top four riders available.
The only certain absentee from the Saturday match with Edinburgh will be Kenny Ingalls, following a shoulder injury he picked up at Newcastle last week, and he will be replaced by Scunthorpe reserve Thomas Jorgensen who has been scoring heavily in recent weeks.
Jackson said: “Tomas is hoping to be fit for Saturday and he rode for King’s Lynn on Wednesday. Peter Kildemand, pictured right, is riding in the second leg of the Danish Championship tonight and if he is fit after that he will catch a flight on Saturday morning and be racing for us.
“Gary should be OK and Rusty will see how his knee is but he is hoping to ride on Saturday.
“With Rusty it is just taking it one match at a time but he will need a rest at some point.”
Richard Lawson will be at reserve for the fours meeting, which means he can be brought in for any of the other riders, but if one of them is unfit Lawson will take their place with Irving coming in as the reserve rider.
Jackson said: “Richard could be our secret weapon as he could take other peoples rides.
“I will be extremely disappointed if we don’t make the final on Sunday because we have won the competition in the past not just when it was at Derwent Park but at Peterborough as well.
“I would like to think with a full seven man team we can beat anybody.”
A supporters club bus will be travelling to Leicester on Sunday with pick up points at Weatherspoons in Whitehaven at 9.45am, Derwent Park at 10am, Keswick fire station at 10.30am and Penrith North Lakes Hotel at 11am.
Anybody who hasn’t paid in full, needs to do so before 7pm on Saturday or else their seats will be advertised during Saturday’s meeting.
Justin Booty will be in the Derwent Lounge prior to the Edinburgh meeting or he can be contacted on 07411335134.
First published at 11:27, Friday, 05 August 2011
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