Wednesday, February 21, 2024
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PREVIEW: Chargers “still have a job to do” insists Schroeck ahead of Kent’s visit

The World Speedway Riders’ Association Oxford Chargers powered by SD Timmo can take a big step towards achieving a top two spot on Wednesday night when hosting Kent Royals.

Chargers enter their penultimate scheduled home fixture of their National League campaign two points clear of play-off hopefuls Belle Vue Colts and Leicester Lion Cubs while fourth placed Mildenhall are a further three points behind.

A win for Chargers would extend their lead at the top of the table to five points with Colts having two fixtures left to fill while Lion Cubs have four more meetings to fulfil.

Chargers are unbeaten on home shale this term, but Team Manager Peter Schroeck said his side will be approaching this fixture as usual with a view to solidifying the club’s position within the Grand Final qualification frame.

“The boys have been outstanding this season,” said Schroeck. “Although we’ve won our last eight meetings, we still have a job to do and can’t afford to lose focus at any moment.

“It’s been a frustrating period for ourselves and Kent with three fixtures having to be postponed or abandoned between us, but we have a clear weather forecast and we’re ready to do the job required.

“Luke (Killeen) moves into the main body of the team for the first time which we’re really excited about and Jacob (Clouting) stepping down to reserve can be a real trump card for us.

“Jacob has done a great job for us this season and held his own in some tough races and the rest of the team are developing well too.”

Tapes-up for Oxford Chargers’ National League fixture against Kent Royals is at 7.30pm and tickets are available to purchase via the club website.

Adults are priced £12 and ALL U16s go FREE!

WSRA Chargers: Jordan Jenkins, Jody Scott, Ryan Kinsley, Luke Killeen, Henry Atkins, Jacob Clouting, Jason Garrad.

Kent Royals: Ben Morley, Rhys Naylor R/R, Freddy Holder, Tom Woolley, Replacement for Nathan Ablitt, Ashton Vale, Connor King.

WEDNESDAY 1PM UPDATE: Nathan Ablitt has withdrawn from the Kent side, since he injured his knee riding for Scunthorpe last night. The replacement has yet to be confirmed by the Kent promotion.