En­gines are let­ting fly­ing Swede down

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Neighbourhood News -

LI­NUS Sund­strom be­lieves en­gine prob­lems are hold­ing him back.

The ris­ing Swedish star de­liv­ered a cou­ple of rare be­low­par per­for­mances in Pan­thers colours last week.

He man­aged just four points in thethurs­day loss at Birm­ing­ham and scored just three at table­top­ping Lake­side 24 hours later, but the 20 year-old has promised to re­turn to his best at Coven­try on Fri­day.

Sund­strom has fine pre­vi­ous form at the Mid­lands track af­ter win­ning their high-class Bran­don­apo­lis in­di­vid­ual meet­ing at the start of the cam­paign.

Sund­strom (be­low) said: “It was a bad cou­ple of days for me. I feel I’ve been rid­ing well on the bike but the en­gines just haven’t been per­form­ing.

“It’s not an ex­cuse but it cer­tainly doesn’t help and I’m fo­cused on putting these grem­lins be­hind me and mov­ing on.

“Fri­day is a re­ally im­por­tant day for me. I like the track at Bran­don so hope­fully I can put in a good per­for­mance and show the crowd what I’m re­ally made of.”

Joint Pan­thers team boss Trevor Swales in­sists he has no ma­jor con­cerns over the form of Sund­strom.

Swales said: “We all saw what Li­nus could do last sea­son and when help­ing us to vic­tory at King’s Lynn with a max­i­mum last month, so we have no wor­ries on that score.

“Li­nus may well be ex­pect­ing a bit too much from him­self but I have no doubt he’ll soon be back scor­ing the points we know he is ca­pa­ble of get­ting.”

THE Peter­bor­oughthun­der­cats ju­nior side suf­fered a sec­ond suc­ces­sive de­feat in the Anglian Ju­nior League,

They went down 22-14 against Lake­side at the Arena Es­sex Race­way, hot on the heels of the se­nior Pan­thers side’s de­feat there.

Cap­tain Ben Hol­loway be­came the first­thun­der­cats rider to win a heat. They are back in ac­tion at Ip­swich onthurs­day be­fore mak­ing their home de­but against the same op­po­nents at Al­wal­ton on Mon­day. Thun­der­cats: Niall Strudwick 5, Si­mon Pearce 5, Ben Hol­loway 3, Jamie Collins 1+1.

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