Panthers finally seem to have got right mix
that performance and I would love more of the same.”
All seven members of the city side earned praise from Swales in the wake of that smashing success against the Aces.
Track-record smasher Kenneth Bjerre and fit-again skipper Niels Kristian Iversen led from the front, the middle order added solid points and the new-look reserve duo of Mat Tresarrieu and Kosciuch also caught the eye. The Pole was paid for four points during his Alwalton debut.
Swales added: “Norbert only touched down in the country on Friday morning and could only have a very brief practice before being thrown in at the deep end against Belle Vue.
“He still showed glimpses of what he is capable of doing and he was particularly quick out of the gate.
“I feel he will be a big success once he has had time to find the right setup to suit his style.”
Kosciuch and Tresarrieu will again be relied on to score well against a Hammers side that have held second spot for much of the campaign.
Jon Cook’s men do have their problems tonight with both Daviddsson brothers – the excellent Jonas and the disappointing Daniel – missing.
Jonas suffered head and facial injuries after being struck by an opponent’s machine in Poland on Thursday while Daniel picked up a back problem in Lakeside’s 49-41 victory over bottom side Eastbourne on Friday.
They will use rider replacement to cover for Jonas and have also drafted in Joonas Kylmakorpi of Eastbourne as a guest. appealed to the Peterborough public to get behind the club’s Armed Forces Night.
Servicemen and women and their families will be allowed in free to tonight’s clash against Lakeside.
It’s part of the national campaign to Show Your Support to those who are serving the country at home and abroad and is part of a countrywide initiative by the whole of speedway.
The live Sky Sports meeting is a fitting choice as both Peterborough and Lakeside are backed by the Royal Navy.
Frost said: “We are delighted to be playing our small part in showing what we all think of the Armed Forces and we would be delighted to see as many service people and their families as possible at the meeting.
“They only need to show their ID cards at the turnstiles to get free admission to a match between the teams currently lying in second and fourth place in the table. We’d like to think we can give something extra back to all the families who do so much for the country.”
PLAY-OFF rivals Belle Vue have snapped up Panthers asset Ulrich Ostergaard on loan.
The Dane, who was axed by Panthers in May in favour of the alsoreplaced Ales Dryml, makes his debut for the Aces at Wolverhampton tonight. Ostergaard also spent last season on loan in Manchester.
FOUR-TIME world champion Barry Briggs will drop into the Showground tonight as part of his marathon charity bike-trek.
Briggs is pedalling from John O’Groats and calling at as many tracks as possible on his way to the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff on July 10 for the British Grand Prix.
He is raising money for 12 riders left paralysed by crashes during their careers and will also take to the track for a lap ahead of the action against Lakeside.
Information on how to back Briggs and donate can be found at www. briggo.net
RED-HOT: Kenneth Bjerre was in record-breaking form at the East of England Showground again on Friday night.