2022 British Speedway Season
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    PREVIEW: WOLVERHAMPTON v PETERBOROUGH (Prem)

    PREMIERSHIP top two Wolverhampton and Peterborough meet in a crunch televised clash at Monmore Green tonight (Monday).

    Victory for the home side will secure league leadership and choice of opponents in the play-offs, whilst an away win would give the Panthers a chance of overhauling their rivals.

    Wolves boast a 100 per cent home record this season whilst the Panthers’ only away defeat came on their last visit to the West Midlands, albeit by just four points.

    Both sides operate rider-replacement with Wolves skipper Rory Schlein missing due to Covid, and the Panthers without long-term injury victim Ulrich Ostergaard. Drew Kemp guests at reserve for Jordan Palin.

    Wolves promoter Chris Van Straaten said: “It’s a huge meeting and as I said on Friday when we got the news about Rory, we’re going to need all our fans right behind us to be the seventh rider.

    “Peterborough are a great team, they’ve been consistent all season and their experience has helped them immensely.

    “They’ll be a tough proposition for our boys, but this is the time for us to show what we’re made of.”

    Panthers boss Rob Lyon said: “We’ve done a great job so far this season, but I must underline the fact that we’re just taking things one meeting at a time.

    “If we can win at Wolves then of course we can finish top but it’s really not crucial because we have to have the belief that we can beat anybody over two legs.

    “It’s not about Monday night, it’s about what we do over two legs in the play-offs but of course we’ll go to Wolves and give it our all as we always do.”

    WOLVERHAMPTON: Sam Masters, Luke Becker, Nick Morris, Ryan Douglas, Rory Schlein R/R, Broc Nicol, Leon Flint.
    PETERBOROUGH: Ulrich Ostergaard R/R, Chris Harris, Michael Palm Toft, Scott Nicholls, Bjarne Pedersen, Drew Kemp, Hans Andersen.