Newcastle Diamonds travel down the A1 tonight for their next Premier League encounter at the Peterborough Panthers, a side newly returned to the Premier League after several seasons operating in the Elite League.
Following a disappointing night at Berwick on Saturday where they went down by 17 points, and their attempt of revenge at home on Sunday scuppered by the weather, the side are keen to get back to winning ways, but tonight could be another tough battle.
The Panthers are expecting to be back at full strength, American ace Ryan Fisher back from a brief lay-off from a back injury.
They will also have the brother of former Newcastle Diamond Kenneth Bjerre, Lasse, in their side who has rapidly become an expert round the big East of England Showground track.
“They are a decent side,” said Diamonds’ team boss George English. “They have some good solid firepower along side Fisher and Bjerre including former Elite League star and Grand Prix rider, Czech Ales Dryml who complete a very strong top end.
“Lewis Blackbird has been emerging as a good points-scorer too so there’s plenty for the lads to beware of.
“This is not an easy match to bounce back in, and we would have loved to have raced Berwick on Sunday, but the weather was definitely the winner that day!”
Peterborough are doing a 66% off deal tonight via their local newspaper, Diamonds fans can book in advance via http://tickets.sky.com/Motorsport/ and gain entry for only £5.
PETERBOROUGH PANTHERS: Ryan Fisher, Lasse Bjerre, Ulrich Ostergaard, Ales Dryml, Joe Jacobs, Oliver Greenwood, Lewis Blackbird
Newcastle DIAMONDS: Ludvig Lindgren, Christian Henry, Stuart Robson (Captain), Lewis Kerr, Anton Rosen, Chris Schramm, Lewis Rose