Swales is looking for a magnificent seven points
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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