Rockets A 'Must Win' Fixture

Belle Vue skipper Craig Cook has called on his team to “put aside” their recent fixture frustrations and concentrate on the task at hand when they host the Rye House Rockets this Wednesday.

The Rentruck Aces were left disappointed in the wake of Leicester’s recent win at the National Speedway Stadium, and even more so after just missing out on vital league points on Monday.

But the captain has ordered his side to remain focused on their play off ambitions, despite their recent setbacks, and is determined to fire them back to winning ways against the Rockets.

Cook said: “We’ve got to put the last few days to rest now. We can’t do anything about those results, and in turn those results have no bearing on our upcoming match against Rye House.

“It’s a brand new day with a totally new set of circumstances. Hopefully Max [Fricke] will be back with us soon but until then we’ve just got to keep digging and chipping away at our goal.

“Rye House have proven their potential around here already so we need to stay focused, but at least this time the likes of Krzysztof Kasprzak is riding in a more suitable position at No.4.

“Obviously with Steve Worrall having prior commitments at Newcastle it does leave quite a gap in the team, but fair play to Mark Lemon in his choice of guest; Charles Wright is a top choice.

“At the end of the day, we’ve got one foot in the play offs and not one of us wants to screw up our chances of getting that league title this year. It’s something everyone wants. Especially me.”

Just one Premiership fixture remains for the Rentruck Aces as the countdown to the title chase approaches its climax with one last visit to Manchester for the King’s Lynn Stars.

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Belle Vue ‘Rentruck’ Aces
Kenneth Bjerre, Max Fricke R/R, Charles Wright (G), Rohan Tungate, Craig Cook (C), Dan Bewley, Jack Smith; TM: Mark Lemon

Rye House ‘BMR’ Rockets
Chris Harris R/R, Ben Barker, Ricky Wells, Krzysztof Kasprzak, Scott Nicholls (C), Stuart Robson, Ben Morley; TM: Peter Schroeck

Photo - Ian Charles

Tuesday 29th August 2017