VIDEO: Busy spell for Bandits with three meetings in four days

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After almost a fortnight off, Berwick return to action this weekend with three meetings in the space of four days.

The Bandits get back on track tonight (Thursday) with a Premier League meeting at high-flying Redcar, before facing Plymouth at Shielfield on Saturday and Glasgow at Ashfield on Sunday.

“It’s either feast or famine,” said Berwick tam manager Ian Rae.

“Over the past few weeks we have only had a couple of meetings, away to Sheffield and home to Ipswich, so it will be nice to get back into some regular racing.

“As everyone is aware we haven’t hit the heights we had hoped for at the start of the season, but hopefully we can build on last week’s hard-fought home win over Ipswich.

“They pushed us all the way to a last heat decider, but we managed to hang on for the win and I am hoping that will give everyone a boost.”

Redcar, who have had last year’s Bandit Micky Dyer in superb form so far this season, will be a tough nut to crack, but Berwick have had some decent performances at the Cleveland track in the past and they will travel with renewed confidence.

The Bears, however, will be keen to try and maintain their current top three position in the table, although they will have to overcome the loss of Matej Kus, who broke his collarbone at the weekend whilst riding for the Czech Republic.

Berwick will field a full-strength side, led by Edward Kennett, but the GB World Cup squad rider will miss the home meeting against Plymouth on Saturday as he will be racing in a Grand Prix qualifier in Denmark, and his place will be taken by former Devil Ben Barker.

Plymouth, with the highly rated newcomer Mikkel Bech in their side, have surprised a few people this season and Bandits will have to be aware that the Devils might cause them some problems.

Glasgow, meanwhile, have been struggling to find their best form, and they currently find themselves in the bottom three, althpugh they have been boosted by the recent signing of Andre Compton, the former Sheffield and Workington rider, who is making a comeback in the sport.

Berwick will be without reserve Payul Starke for this meeting and have drafted in local teenager Liam Carr for his first full meeting of the season.

“If we can step up our game from after the Ipswich win there is no reason why we shouldn’t be able to pick up a few points this weekend and haul ourselves up the table to a position where we feel we belong,” said Rae. “We have the riders. Speedway is all about confidence, and hopefully the win over Ipswich has given us the confidence to take our season forward.”