BRUMMIES DEALT BLOWS AHEAD OF NEWCASTLE CLASH

Tuesday June 18, 2019
BIRMINGHAM co-boss David Mason has urged supporters to rally behind their makeshift side ahead of Wednesday’s home clash with Newcastle (7.30).

Edwards Plumbing Brummies will track just three of their regular riders at Perry Barr as they target a fourth successive home win.
Reserve pairing Ashley Morris (wrist) and Nathan Stoneman (knee) have both been ruled out through injury following crashes for Wolverhampton and Plymouth on Monday respectively.
No.1 Adam Ellis is also required to fulfil Danish League commitments with rider replacement in operation once again for Zach Wajtknecht who opted to take a break from the sport at the beginning of the month.
Charles Wright, Broc Nicol and Connor Coles have been booked to deputise.
Said Mason: “This was one of the dates we knew Adam would be missing for when we signed him.
“Danish League takes priority on a Wednesday and it was a fixture he’d already definitely been asked to do.
“So we’d already booked Charles Wright in advance for this one; he’s one of the in-form riders in British Speedway this year with both Peterborough in the Premiership and Redcar in the Championship.
“Since late Monday night though we’ve had to play a waiting game and while we have to wait a bit longer to find out the full extent, it is a blow to be without Ash and Nathan through injury.
“We moved quickly to book Broc because he was the rider that stood out on his average and we were really impressed with him when he rode against us for Sheffield a couple of weeks ago.
“As for Connor Coles he’s been itching to get some more Championship meetings under his belt; he’s shown some encouraging signs doing a few guest bookings for Glasgow and he has scored some good points at Perry Barr in the past so hopefully he can chip in with a few more for us on Wednesday.
“Credit to Shanesie (James Shanes) as well; he was involved in quite a big smash during his longtrack meetings over the weekend but he’s fully committed as ever and we know he’ll give it everything as club captain and try and get the makeshift line-up working together.
“Newcastle are certainly no slouches but I think we’re still more than capable of getting that fourth home win on the spin – but we’re definitely going to need our supporters to turn out in numbers and be in full voice for the boys.”
The team pits will be open for supporters to get up close to the riders and their machines between 6.30 and 6.50 while skipper Shanes will be available for autographs and pictures in the lower grandstand bar between 6.40 and 6.50.
The main event will be followed by MK Knights v Isle of Wight in the Midland and Southern Development League.
BIRMINGHAM: Charles Wright, James Shanes, Zach Wajtknecht R/R, Paco Castagna, Tero Aarnio, Broc Nicol, Connor Coles.
NEWCASTLE: Steve Worrall, Max Clegg, Lasse Bjerre, Matthew Wethers, Thomas Jorgensen, Jacob Bukhave, Danny Phillips.

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