Palm Toft believes he’s on the title trail again

Michael Palm Toft provided plenty of thrills against Berwick.
Michael Palm Toft provided plenty of thrills against Berwick.
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Michael Palm Toft knows what it takes to win the Premier League.

The Danish ace was part of the Scunthorpe team that stormed to glory back in 2012 and now he is plotting another silverware challenge with Panthers.

Palm Toft has impressed since being snapped up in March after Adam Roynon was badly hurt in a crash and he is certainly glad he answered the club’s SOS call.

“We had some good individuals the year we won the league at Scunthorpe, but it feels much more like a proper team at Peterborough,” said Palm Toft.

“There is a great spirit between the riders even though we have had some tough luck with losing people to injuries.

“I’m really enjoying being part of the club and it would be great to win the Premier League again.

“We have had a good start. We are unbeaten and to be honest we are disappointed not to have won every meeting because we felt we should have done more than draw at Sheffield. I made some silly mistakes and a few of us had some bike problems which cost us points.”

Palm Toft is keen to shed his tag as chief East of England Showground entertainer after a series of thrilling rides in the 51-39 success over Berwick on Friday night.

He twice roared from the back to feature in 5-1s and he later wrapped up victory with an outstanding individual ride in heat 14 when scything his way through from last to first.

But the 24 year-old would much rather be scoring his points in simpler fashion.

He added: “I have to sort out the problems with my starting.

“The fans might like it when I have to race this way from the back, but I would much rather be making good gates and making life easier for myself.”