10th Dec, 2016

Coventry prepare for stiff Elite League clash against reigning champions Wednesfield

Shaun Reynolds 11th May, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

COVENTRY CYCLE Speedway club face a huge away fixture this Sunday in their bid to be crowned Elite League champions as they face reigning champions Wednesfield (2pm).

Following two impressive wins, at home against Ipswich and on the road at Poole, the Coventry club will have to cope without star Australian rider Bobby McMillan – who has flew home to Australia with family commitments.

Three times British Champion Andy Angell is set to replace the flying Aussie as Coventry aim to maintain their run of three Elite League wins on the bounce.

2016 has marked the most remarkable of turnarounds for the club, who five years ago didn’t even exist – a stunning revival has led to a dramatic turnaround where Coventry sit top of the Elite League table, the highest tier of racing in cycle speedway.

Team manager Lee Marsh said: “This is a huge fixture and we’ll be taking plenty of people to watch the match to ensure the support is there.

“Wednesfield away is the toughest fixture in cycle speedway, but we’re relishing the challenge and want to maintain the tremendous run of form we have.”