Witches' boss expects toughest test yet

IPSWICH Witches team manager Mike Smillie is expecting the biggest home test of the season at Foxhall tomorrow night.But he sees loopholes in the Swindon side that he can exploit.

By Elvin King

IPSWICH Witches team manager Mike Smillie is expecting the biggest home test of the season at Foxhall tomorrow night.

But he sees loopholes in the Swindon side that he can exploit.

Second-from-bottom Witches entertain the league leading Robins in a tasty aperitif before Saturday's showpiece British Grand Prix at the majestic Millennium Stadium, Cardiff.

Smillie's side has won their last six Foxhall meetings but he has issued this warning: “Swindon will give us our toughest test at Foxhall so far this year.

“The Robins do not have a fantastic record on our track but they are currently riding so well everywhere they go.

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“They are top of the table yet have only raced six away meetings, which includes a win at Coventry and a draw at Poole.

“Leigh Adams will be his usual dynamic self and Seb Ulamek is another Robin who enjoys our track.

“On paper, Swindon's trump card will be Tomasz Chrzanowski at reserve. Fans wonder how the Robins can have a former GP rider on such a low average.”

Smillie is happy with the progress Ipswich have made in recent weeks. He added: “We are enjoying life a lot more with our current good home run and are hoping to take advantage of the complete difference in size and shape of our track compared to Blunsdon.

“I believe we can exploit a couple of weak links in the Swindon line-up, which might turn the match in our favour.

“But it all may well hinge on how Chrzanowski performs at our track and how many points my opposite number Alun Rossiter can glean from the rider replacement facility for Mads Korneliussen at No.2.”

Ipswich welcome back Pole Zibi Suchecki after suffering a bout of minor concussion and will be at full strength.

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