Friday October 13, 2017
PETERBOROUGH go into their final SGB Championship fixture of the season tonight (Friday) with two targets.

The 'T Balfe Construction' Panthers entertain Edinburgh at the East of England Arena, 7.30pm.

Team boss Carl Johnson revealed his men are determined to complete a terrific winning streak with a seventh successive league triumph to climb into fifth place in the standings.

And he insists victory is also important tonight to provide the perfect springboard ahead of the club's big KO Cup semi-final showdown against holders Glasgow. They entertain the Tigers on Sunday (5pm) ahead of a Tuesday return clash north of the border.

Johnson said: "We're all very proud of the winning run and we want to keep it going.

"We challenged the riders at the beginning of September to go through their remaining league meetings unbeaten - and six wins later we're still on target to do that.

"But our toughest test has been saved until last. I rate Edinburgh highly and you only have to look at their line-up to see a lot of quality riders who go well at our track.

"I'm expecting a very difficult and very exciting meeting - and hopefully the fans can do their bit to roar the boys to another win."

Edinburgh sit third in the SGB Championship and reached the play-offs where they bowed out at the semi-final stage against Grand Final runners-up Ipswich following a last-heat decider.

Peterborough call in teenager Jack Parkinson-Blackburn to guest at reserve tonight with Tom Bacon sidelined.

Bacon has aggravated a long-standing shoulder problem in a couple of heavy crashes in recent home and away meetings against Workington.

Peterborough are otherwise at full strength with Jack Holder and Chris Harris spearheading their side before chasing glory in the re-arranged SGB Championship Riders' Individual at Glasgow tomorrow (Saturday).

Any supporters who produce admission tickets from tonight’s meeting, last Friday’s triumph against Workington and the September 26 win over Scunthorpe will receive entry to the KO Cup semi-final tie on Sunday for £10.


PETERBOROUGH: Jack Holder, Bradley Wilson-Dean, Paul Starke, Ulrich Ostergaard, Chris Harris, Simon Lambert, Jack Parkinson-Blackburn (guest).

EDINBURGH: Ricky Wells, Rider replacement for Josh Pickering, Sam Masters, Mark Riss, Erik Riss, Max Clegg, Mitchell Davey.

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