Co-boss Staechmann admits Panthers could have handled things better
PANTHERS boss Jan has admitted the club made mistakes over their handling of the Jesper B. Monberg saga.
Staechmann was the man who had to break the news of Monberg’s exit to the rider on Friday and now he can’t wait to welcome his fellow Dane back into the fold at Poole tonight.
Staechmann admitted: “It was a wrench to have to tell Jesper he was being rested from the team after Friday’s meeting at Coventry.
“I’ve been in that position myself as a rider and it is not something you want to hear.
“Jesper was angry and disappointed which are the natural and very understandable feelings in the circumstances, but I’m pleased that he will be back in the team from today onwards.
“It is difficult for me to comment too much on what happened because I haven’t been privy to all the information, but it could certainly have been handled better.”
Staechmann was far happier with a thrilling 51-42 triumph over Birmingham achieved in Monberg’s absence on Monday.
He added: “We came out fighting when we had our backs to the wall and it was brilliant to be part of a victory like that.
“I have said many times that our team spirit is absolutely terrific and hopefully that will come to the fore again tonight.”