WOLVES v POOLE, PREVIEW

Sunday July 16, 2017
WOLVERHAMPTON boss Peter Adams admits Poole are a difficult side to assess ahead of Monday's home clash at Monmore Green (7.30) - but insists his riders just have to focus on their own game.

Opponents Poole have lost their previous two home meetings and had failed to claim a win on the road since opening night at Leicester back in April.

That was until they, unpredictably, claimed four league points from a much talked about trip to King's Lynn last Thursday.

But the Parrys International Wolves know a win over the Pirates would send them back to the top of the SGB Premiership heading into Saturday's British Speedway Grand Prix in Cardiff.

And team manager Adams hopes the winning mentality of his side can see them maintain their unbeaten home record.

Said Adams: "You never know what to expect from Poole this year but we have to anticipate that they'll be coming all guns blazing and that's the best way for us to prepare.

"They've still got a very capable side but we just have to focus on what we're doing ourselves - and that goes for the league table as well.

"Swindon's results against Belle Vue last week were very handy - but we haven't got to worry about what Belle Vue are doing.

"We know ourselves what we need to do as a team and I think it's fair to say we're doing just that.

"Since we made changes back in April we've walked away from every league meeting with at least a point to our name and it's all about accumulating as many of those as you possibly can.

"We're giving it our absolute all in every match we compete in and you can't ask more from a group of riders than that.

"This team have got a winning mentality and I don't think you need any other incentives at this stage when you've got that.

"But knowing the fact another home win would take us into the Grand Prix at Cardiff top of the league is certainly something that could be of help to us and it certainly wouldn't be a bad position to be in at all would it?"

The Parrys International Wolves have booked 2016 title winner Max Clegg to guest at reserve in place of Mark Riss who remains out injured.

There's a slight change of positioning in the septet for the clash with Sam Masters moving to No.4 while Jacob Thorssell switches to No.5.

The Pirates hand a debut to Former Finnish Champion Timo Lahti and also include in-form duo Hans Andersen and Jack Holder.

WOLVERHAMPTON: Freddie Lindgren, Kyle Howarth, Rory Schlein, Sam Masters, Jacob Thorssell, Max Clegg, Nathan Greaves.

POOLE: Krzysztof Kasprzak, Timo Lahti, Jack Holder, Richie Worrall, Hans Andersen, Paul Starke, James Shanes.

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