Preview Scunthorpe v Edinburgh

SCUNTHORPE bid to turn the tables on Edinburgh in an important Championship clash at the Eddie Wright Raceway today (5pm).

Scorpions are currently in the middle of an injury crisis, but need to take a home victory over Edinburgh, another team in the battle for the top six and a place in the play-offs.

Scunthorpe are currently seventh, while Monarchs moved up to fifth place after a 56-34 over Scorpions on Friday evening.

Scorpions recently signed James Wright to cover for the injured Tero Aarnio and he makes his home debut for the club against Monarchs, while Kasper Andersen – a track specialist will guest for Jordan Palin.

Scorpions will use rider replacement for Jake Allen, which means that every Scorpion, including No.1 Ryan Douglas will be able to take a rider replacement ride.

Scunthorpe promoter Rob Godfrey said: “Of course, we’d prefer to have our full team, but speedway is a dangerous sport and we wish our injured lads a speedy recovery from their various knocks.

“I believe we’ve done our best to plug the gaps for the home meeting against Edinburgh. James Wright is a real racer and he will enjoy having the Eddie Wright Raceway as his home track, while we know, from a previous guest appearance, that Kasper Andersen likes our place. By using Kasper for Jordan, it means we can use rider replacement for Jake and that allows everyone to take an extra R/R ride.

“We know some of the Monarchs, such as Josh Pickering, also enjoy riding the Eddie Wright Raceway and I believe yet another cracking meeting is on the cards.”

For those who cannot make it to the Eddie Wright Raceway, Scorpions are live streaming home meetings for just £11.99 each at:

SCUNTHORPE: Ryan Douglas, Simon Lambert, Kasper Andersen (G), James Wright, Jake Allen R/R, Connor Coles, Zaine Kennedy.

EDINBURGH: Sam Masters, Lasse Fredriksen, Kye Thomson, Paco Castagna, Josh Pickering, Jacob Hook, James Sarjeant.

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