Swin­don spe­cial­ists to help Pan­thers out in KO Cup clash

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Sport -

PETER­BOR­OUGH Pan­thers have hired a cou­ple of Swin­don spe­cial­ists for tonight’s KO Cup Quar­ter­fi­nal (first leg) tie at Bluns­don (7.30pm).

Lake­side Ham­mers cap­tain Adam Shields and Coven­try’s Ed­ward Ken­nett will guest for the city side in place of ab­sent pair Niels Kris­tian Iversen and Krzysztof Buczkowski.

Shields has three dou­ble-fig­ure scores to his name from his last three vis­its to Swin­don, while Ken­nett en­joyed a profitable night there with Coven­try ear­lier this sum­mer.

Ken­nett will op­er­ate from Buczkowski’s num­ber four berth. The Pole was due to be missing be­cause he was in­volved in Grand Prix qual­i­fy­ing in Rus­sia, but has sub­se­quently fallen ill dur­ing the 13-hour trip.

Iversen is still not fit enough to com­pete al­low­ing Shields to take part tonight. Pan­thers will op­er­ate rider re­place­ment for Troy Batch­e­lor who is on Grand Prix qual­i­fy­ing duty in Hun­gary.

Pan­thers di­rec­tor of speedway Peter Oakes said: “It’s dif­fi­cult to say how the changes will af­fect us as you are never sure how guests will go.”

The sec­ond leg will be staged at Al­wal­ton on a date yet to be ar­ranged. Tonight’s teams Pan­thers: 1 Ken­neth Bjerre, 2 rider re­place­ment, 3 Rory Sch­lein, 4 Ed­ward Ken­nett, 5 Adam Shields, 6 Mat Tre­sarieu, 7 Craig Cook.

Swin­don: 1 Leigh Adams, 2 Morten Ris­ager, 3 Grze­gorz Zen­gota, 4 Mads Kor­neliussen, 5 Simon Stead, 6 Jor­dan Framp­ton, 7 Thomas H. Jonas­son.

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