WOLVERHAMPTON boss Peter Adams is respectful of the challenge posed by Ipswich ahead of tonight’s (Monday) Premiership clash at Monmore Green.
Wolves were comfortable winners in their league opener against King’s Lynn last week, whilst the Witches also got off the mark against Belle Vue after a disappointing League Cup campaign.
Adams said: “Their winter capture of Jason Doyle was a clear signal of intent and it’s great to see quality like the hard charging Aussie icon back plying his trade here in the UK, and I’m sure all of our boys will relish their clashes with him.
“Last week, it was a very strong performance, particularly among the top five, they rode very well and were on their game.
“Whilst we’re hopeful of course of adding another three points to our stockpile, we certainly won’t be taking anything for granted.”
Wolves are without Ryan Douglas following a crash in Poland on Sunday, and Thomas Jorgensen deputises as a guest. They again include No.8 Joe Thompson as a replacement for the injured Leon Flint, whilst Ipswich also promote Danyon Hume into the line-up as Anders Rowe is unwell.
Boss Ritchie Hawkins said: “Wolves are a very good team around their home track and have plenty of experience there.
“We have got a lot of riders that like Wolverhampton and have good records around there, but it will be a tough test. Looking at our side, we can go there with confidence.
“It’s a track where experience helps but we are a team, certainly at the top end, that is full of experience and who have ridden at Wolves many times and had good results. We will need to all put it together as a team and we are capable of doing that.”
WOLVERHAMPTON: Sam Masters, Steve Worrall, Luke Becker, Thomas Jorgensen, Nick Morris, Drew Kemp, Joe Thompson.
IPSWICH: Jason Doyle, Erik Riss, Danny King, Ben Barker, Troy Batchelor, Paul Starke, Danyon Hume.