FIXTURE PREVIEW: Panthers are out to trump the Diamonds

Ulrich Ostergaard in action for Panthers.
Ulrich Ostergaard in action for Panthers.
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Peterborough Panthers have another 100 per cent record on their hit-list tonight (August 21).

The city side travel to Newcastle in a crucial Premier League clash (6.30pm).

The Diamonds boast a perfect record at their Brough Park base, but Peterborough team boss Carl Johnson would love to see that change as his team bid to boost the best away record in the second tier.

He said: “We became the first team to get a result at Sheffield in the league last month.

“Then, a few days later, we went to Workington and were the first team to pick up a point up there.

“Newcastle is another very tough place to go - and they’re clearly a team in very good form - but we’re aiming for a positive result.

“Rejigging the riding order had a good effect when we won at Berwick last weekend and hopefully it will work well again.

“We’ll need to be sharp out of the starts at Newcastle as a lot of races there are won and lost in the opening few metres.

“If we can do that, there is no doubt in my mind we are capable of putting Newcastle under pressure.”

Peterborough will climb back into third place in the Premier League table if picking up a point or more at Newcastle.

Meanwhile the hosts know that a victory will lift them into the play-off places while still armed with a host of meetings in hand.

The Diamonds boast a powerful top order featuring World Cup silver medallist Robert Lambert, Steven Worrall and Ludvig Lindgren while Peterborough asset Danny Phillips is their mandatory British rider at reserve.

TEAMS

NEWCASTLE: Matej Kus, Robert Lambert, Ludvig Lindgren, Victor Palovaara, Danny Phillips, Lewis Rose, Steven Worrall.

PETERBOROUGH ‘T BALFE CONSTRUCTION’ PANTHERS: Craig Cook, Emil Grondal, Zdenek Holub, Nikolaj Busk Jakobsen, Ashley Morris, Ulrich Ostergaard, Tom Perry.