Swales is look­ing for a mag­nif­i­cent seven points

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Sport -

TEAM boss Trevor Swales has set his sights on a mag­nif­i­cent seven as Pan­thers face two mas­sive meet­ings in the space of five days.

Swales’ men en­ter­tain sec­ond­placed Lake­side Ham­mers at the Show­ground tonight (7.30pm) be­fore trav­el­ling to third-placed Wolver­hamp­ton for a tele­vised show­down on Mon­day.

The city side cur­rently oc­cupy the fi­nal play-off berth in the Elite League stand­ings, seven points adrift of tonight’s vis­i­tors and three be­hind Wolves.

And Swales reck­ons two good re­sults could ig­nite their sea­son. He said: “There are seven points up for grabs from the two meet- ings and we shouldn’t think about set­tling for any­thing less.

“We don’t have a lot of meet­ings dur­ing June and July so that makes it even more im­por­tant we put the points on the board.

“But we will have to show a marked im­prove­ment from Mon­day against Ip­swich when we had a cou­ple of rid­ers out of sorts. We can count our­selves pretty for­tu­nate to have come out of that meet­ing with all three points.

“Those points got us back into the top four and that’s where we need to stay, but Lake­side are good trav­ellers and a re­ally strong unit.

“They are sit­ting sec­ond in the ta­ble for a rea­son and Wolver­hamp­ton are an­other ex­cel­lent team who are phe­nom­e­nal at their track. We put in an abysmal ef­fort there last month and I’m ex­pect­ing much bet­ter this time.”

PAN­THERS have called off the sec­ond leg of their KO Cup quar­ter-fi­nal clash at home to Swin­don next Fri­day . . . be­cause nei­ther club would have been able to field a side.

Pan­thers have cur­rently in­jured cap­tain Niels Kris­tian Iversen, new re­cruit Rory Sch­lein, Troy Batch­e­lor and Krzysztof Buczkowski all in­volved in the GP qual­i­fiers, tak­ing place across Europe the fol­low­ing day. The Robins would have been with­out Simon Stead, Mads Kor­neliussen, Morten Ris­ager and Grze­gorz Zen­gota for the same rea­son. No new date has been con­firmed as yet.

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