Preview: Wolverhampton v Poole


Danny Ford has urged his No1 Carpet Cleaning Poole Pirates side to inflict more home misery on Wolverhampton when the two sides clash tomorrow.


The Pirates ran out comfortable 51-39 winners against the Wolves at Wimborne Road on Monday despite running only six riders for 14 heats after Jack Holder was injured in the opening race of the night.


Holder, though, has confirmed he is fit enough to line up at Monmore Green tomorrow night and Ford is hoping his side can do what Belle Vue did in the Wolves’ last home meeting and bring home all four points.


He said: “Wolves are having a tough time of it at the moment, which surprises me as they have a very strong side and plenty of experience in Rory Schlein, Sam Masters and Nick Morris.


“But for whatever reason it’s not happening for them at the moment – and we need to take advantage of that.


“They were beaten heavily by Belle Vue in their last home fixture and although that was almost a month ago, they’ll be smarting and will want to put that right.


“But we’ll be going there to bring home all four points and with last week’s win at Wimborne Road behind us, we’re confident we can do that.”


Holder sat out his meeting for Swedish side Västervik on Tuesday after his heat one crash against the Wolves 24 hours earlier left him nursing a groin injury, but he has recovered sufficiently to line up for the Pirates tomorrow night.


Fellow Aussie Brady Kurtz is also now fully recovered from a shoulder injury that kept him sidelined from the Pirates’ May Bank Holiday double-header against Swindon and home defeat to Peterborough.


Wolverhampton have placed Max Clegg on standby for Ashley Morris, who is struggling with a wrist injury.


Wolves: Sam Masters, Kyle Howarth, Jacob Thorssell, Nick Morris, Rory Schlein, Ashley Morris / Max Clegg, Luke Becker.


Pirates: Jack Holder, Richie Worrall, Nicolai Klindt, Josh Grajczonek, Brady Kurtz, Nico Covatti, Nikolaj Busk Jakobsen.


Picture: Taylor Lanning.

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