SPEEDWAY: Panthers aim to end regular season on a high

Panthers finish their regular season campaign against Scunthorpe
Panthers finish their regular season campaign against Scunthorpe
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Peterborough Panthers joint boss Carl Johnson insists the club’s final meeting of the regular Premier League season this afternoon (September 13) is anything but meaningless.

The city outfit entertain strugglers Scunthorpe at the East of England Showground (3pm) with a place in the play-offs long since secured.

But Johnson is determined to ensure they go into the end-of-season battle for honours on a winning note.

He said: “We want to end the regular season on a high with a big win front of our fans.

“We have slipped up on our own shale too many times and we need to put in a good performance ahead of the play-offs.

“We picked up a great result at Rye House on Monday and need to follow it up.

“We want to go into the play-offs with lots of momentum behind us and with our confidence high.”

Panthers have drafted in Ipswich man Rohan Tungate as a guest for injured number one Ulrich Ostergaard.

The Australian ace actually contacted club bosses to offer his services.

He also guested for Panthers when they were pipped in the reverse meeting back in July and then picked up a 21-day following an after-the-race tangle with Scunthorpe rider Josh Auty when racing against the Scorpions for his own club later that month.

Panthers will climb into fourth place in the Premier League table if victorious today. They are almost certain to face Sheffield in the quarter-finals of the play-offs but have scoffed at claims from the South Yorkshire club that they have agreed to travel to Owlerton for a first leg clash on Thursday (September 17).