PANTHERS AIM TO BOUNCE BACK

Wednesday July 21, 2021
PETERBOROUGH racer Ulrich Ostergaard is hoping his liking for Sheffield will help the team bounce back on Thursday (7.30).

After Monday’s home defeat by Belle Vue the Crendon Panthers hit the road to South Yorkshire for their first top flight visit since 1996.

And club legend Ostergaard has revealed how he and some of the other Peterborough riders go well around Owlerton.

He said: “I’ve always liked Sheffield, it’s always been a good away track for me, and I think the rest of the boys like it as well.

“I think it should be a fairly even racetrack anyway, so hopefully we can go there and have a bit more speed than Monday, a bit better gates, and hopefully put some points on the board to make up for what we lost against Belle Vue.

“Sheffield is big and fast and I’m expecting a good meeting there, but we have to believe we can hit back from Monday and get some important away points on the board.”

Sheffield are unbeaten in their four home matches so far this season but have been taken to a last heat decider recently by bottom club King’s Lynn.

They are without former Panthers man Jack Holder who has shoulder and lung damage from a crash in Poland last weekend and have drafted in fellow Australian ace Nick Morris as cover.

Kyle Bickley replaces Josh Bates at reserve with Bates having treatment on his shoulder injury.

Panthers, meanwhile, are unchanged from Monday.

SHEFFIELD: Troy Batchelor, Kyle Howarth, Adam Ellis, Josh Pickering, Nick Morris, James Wright, Kyle Bickley.

PETERBOROUGH: Ulrich Ostergaard, Hans Andersen, Michael Palm Toft, Scott Nicholls, Bjarne Pedersen, Jordan Palin, Chris Harris.

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