Speedway latest: Outstanding debut for Killeen while Cheetahs head to Glasgow

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Peter Schroeck believes the Monarch Oxford Cheetahs will face one of their “toughest tests this season” when going wheel-to-wheel with play-off hopefuls Glasgow Tigers on Friday.

The Tigers are unbeaten at home in the Championship this season and boast a star-studded squad including former British Champion Craig Cook, highly rated Tom Brennan and talented Dane Benjamin Basso.

Only Edinburgh Monarchs and Poole Pirates and left the Peugeot Ashfield Stadium with league points this season.

Despite this, Monarch Cheetahs coach Peter Schroeck sees no reason why his side can’t target another eye-catching performance on the road – particularly after last week’s effort at Redcar.

“We had some tough away meetings at the start of the season, we can’t deny that,” said Schroeck. “Speedway is a sport where you have to use your track knowledge to maximise results at home while on the road it’s key to have a game plan.

“Our recent trips to Birmingham and Redcar have been really encouraging and to earn four points from those two fixtures is the form we need to carry through the rest of the season if we’re to reach the play-offs.

“Glasgow is a unique track. It’s fast, the straights are long, and the shape of the bends really allow riders to attack the banking and build up speed. We know how powerful Glasgow can be at home, it’s up to us to workout the setup and make an early impression.

“They’re due a lot of rain in the morning, which can definitely work to our advantage as the weather will impact track preparation. The boys are confident and ready for the challenge.”  

The Monarch Cheetahs will hand experienced Australian Aaron Summers his club debut as he fills in for the injured Jack Thomas.

Thomas crashed out of last week’s Premiership clash between King’s Lynn and Ipswich where he broke both his wrists. Summers was confirmed as Thomas’ injury cover earlier this week.

Meanwhile Oxford Chargers jumped to third in the National Development League table after beating Plymouth Centurions 34-56 at the Plymouth Coliseum.

Australian teenager Luke Killeen starred on his British speedway debut, scoring an outstanding 13+2.

Speedway returns to Oxford Stadium on Wednesday, June 22, when the Monarch Cheetahs host Glasgow Tigers. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by clicking here.


Redcar Bears 47-43 Monarch Cheetahs – Friday, June 10.

Plymouth Centurions 34-56 Oxford Chargers – Tuesday, June 14


Glasgow Tigers vs Monarch Cheetahs – Friday, June 17

Monarch Cheetahs vs Glasgow Tigers – Wednesday, June 22

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