Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

We Need to Make a Good Start - Duffill

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

We Need to Make a Good Start - Duffill

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MANAGER Jitendra Duffill will call for his riders to concentrate on making a good start in order to avoid a repeat of May's home defeat against Glasgow when the Tigers pay their second league visit to Redcar tonight, 7.30pm start.

The SG Petch Bears went down 32-24 in a match curtailed after nine races due to the stadium's curfew and following serious accidents involving Bears Jason Garrity and Coty Garcia.

Glasgow have been Championship frontrunners all season and their top three - former Redcar favourites Richard Lawson and Aaron Summers, plus Richie Worrall - were all unbeaten by a home rider as the Scottish side took early control before the premature halt was called.

Jason The Tigers remain third in the table and odds-on to contest the play-offs whilst the Bears' two losses in 24 hours last weekend make it almost impossible for them to now make the top four.

Redcar team boss Duffill concedes: "It's going to be tough and last time we got off to a bad start and never made up for it.

"This time is going to be no easier but it's important that we don't give ourselves too much to do through giving away points in the early stages.

"Glasgow probably start favourites but, although our chances of making the play-offs are now slim to none, I've got seven riders who are still going to go out and give me everything and I can't ask for more than that."

Those seven include Jason Garrity who suffered a re-occurrence of a wrist injury in Saturday's 48-42 defeat at Workington and was forced to withdraw after just one ride. …

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