Monday July 26, 2021
BIRMINGHAM chief David Mason wants his side to produce another solid team performance when they host Plymouth at Perry Barr on Wednesday (July 28, 7.30).

The Edwards Plumbing Brummies recorded a terrific first home win of the season (55-35) last week as they knocked holders Redcar out of the Knockout Cup.

After a tough few opening fixtures in the Second City, the result and performance was a much-needed boost for everyone connected with the club.

And Mason now wants his riders to show that their season is well and truly up and running.

"We knew a result and performance like that at home wasn't far away," Mason said.

"We have had some encouraging moments and we have shown some glimpses of what this team are capable of.

"The boys did that when they won away at Berwick in the first meeting of the season.

"But we've had Erik (Riss) and Valentin (Grobauer) out through injury since then and using guests or rider replacement is never the same as having your own, full 1-7.

"I think that was a factor against Redcar last week and everyone played their part.

"All seven guys scored at least their average and every single one of them was unlucky not to score one or two more points each.

"Now we want to see exactly the same, but this time around it will be in the league.

"Plymouth may not have had a great start to the season but they've still got some riders who will test our guys.

"Bjarne Pedersen is in form and he's a former Brummie as is Jack Smith who has recently come in at reserve and hopefully Crumpy (Jason Crump) is fit as well because it would be great for the supporters to see a three-time World Champion race around Perry Barr again.

"I think it will be quite an exciting meeting and if the track is as good as it was last week then we should see some more fantastic racing.

"Hopefully people will have read or heard about how much the racing is improving week on week and that mixed along with such a positive result will hopefully get more people back on the terraces this Wednesday."

Advance tickets are still available to purchase online via - but admission can now also be paid on the turnstiles following the lifting of coronavirus restrictions.

Brummies' management would also like to apologise for supporters no longer being allowed to bring their own food and drink into the stadium - this is a decision which was taken out of the club's hands as doors opened last week.

It's a busy week coming up for Birmingham whose trip to Edinburgh this Friday (July 30, 7.30) is now the first leg of their Knockout Cup Quarter-Final with the decider at Perry Barr on Wednesday, August 11.

League wise, they have a Midlands derby at Leicester this Saturday (July 31, 7pm).

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