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PREVIEW: Chargers fired up for three meetings in five days – starting in Edinburgh

The World Speedway Riders’ Association Oxford Chargers begin a period of three meetings in five days on Friday when travelling north of the boarder to face Edinburgh Academy.

Chargers have won two of their opening four National League fixtures, but are without a win on the road and sit sixth in the table three points short of the division’s two-team Play-Off Grand Final frame.

After their trip to Armadale, Chargers head to Shielfield Park to face Berwick Bullets 24-hours later before returning home on Tuesday, June 6, to race Mildenhall Fen Tigers.

The three fixtures will present a first opportunity for fans to see new recruit Kelsey Dugard in action, who was confirmed as Jacob Fellows’ replacement on Wednesday afternoon.

Team Manager Peter Schroeck is hopeful of picking up some valuable points on the road against strong opposition.

“Home meetings are your bread and butter,” said Schroeck. “It’s away from home where points really count and this weekend is a good opportunity to start climbing the table.

“Edinburgh and Berwick are both specialist tracks but are a total contrast to one another. We’ll go from a tight and technical circuit on Friday to one of the fastest tracks in the country a day later.

“That in itself presents its challenges, but it’s a great learning curve for the boys and we’ll be giving it our best shot to bring home some points. Having Kelsey (Dugard) at reserve is a real coup for us and we’re chuffed to have him in the team.

“As ever, there’ll be no more pressure applied to the boys than necessary. By going out and enjoying their racing, we’ll be able to get the best out of them.”

Oxford Chargers’ National League campaign resumes on Friday, June 1, away to Edinburgh Academy. Tapes-up at Armadale is at 7.30pm.

WSRA Chargers: Jordan Jenkins, Jacob Clouting, Henry Atkins, Jody Scott, Ryan Kinsley, Mark Parker (unattached guest for Luke Killeen), Kelsey Dugard.