BRUMMIES v COVENTRY, PREVIEW

Tuesday May 29, 2018
BIRMINGHAM can move to the top of their National Trophy group with a home win over Coventry at Perry Barr on Wednesday (7.30).

The Edwards Plumbing Brummies picked up an important 48-42 win away to the Bees on Sunday.

That result moved them to within one point of the former Brandon outfit as well as local rivals Cradley.

Team boss Laurence Rogers is keen for his side to maintain their unbeaten record – but also wants his side to ensure his old employers are sent packing with nothing to show for their efforts.

“Not only do we want to get another win on Wednesday, but the way the group is shaping up, I think it’s also important we win by seven points or more so that Coventry leave empty handed,” Rogers said.

“We’re in a very strong position only being one point off the top of our group with a meeting in hand on the two teams above us and we just want to continue our excellent form.

“We’re the only team unbeaten still in British Speedway and we want to keep that going for as long as we possibly can – but we know Coventry will provide a stern test.”

The Brummies return to full strength on Wednesday with Layne Cupitt returning to the side after missing Sunday’s fixture.

For Coventry, reserve Ryan MacDonald has been ruled out with a wrist injury, so local lad Stephen Whitehouse will deputise.

A special autograph session with returning racer Jack Parkinson-Blackburn will take place outside the lower main grandstand in front of the home straight between 6.30 and 7pm with a special autograph page featured in the raceday programme.

Plus, with it being half-term, junior supporters are urged to arrive early and congregate near the gate by the start-line on the home straight by 6.40, where they will be able to join a Brummies rider on a special track walk.

On completion of the walk, a photograph will be taken and will be available at the next home fixture.

The main event will be followed by a series of 125cc races featuring some of British Speedway’s youngest potential stars of the future.

Admission is £13 adults, £12 concessions, £3 juniors (12-16) while kids 11 and under go FREE.

BIRMINGHAM: Tom Bacon, Layne Cupitt, Jack Parkinson-Blackburn, Callum Walker, Danyon Hume, Arran Butcher, Leon Flint.

COVENTRY: Connor Mountain, Luke Harris, Luke Ruddick, Danny Phillips, Jon Armstrong, Jamie Halder, Stephen Whitehouse.

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