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British Speedway : Premier League Last Updated: Apr 15th, 2016 - 09:09:28


Glasgow Speedway: 'Pijpe down Tigers' - We're coming for you!
By Nick
Apr 15, 2016, 09:05

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SCOTLAND is preparing for a massive weekend of speedway - which could see the winner of the Border League Cup group emerging.

And one former Glasgow old boy is gunning for the Tigers' title as the most talked-about club in the country.

Glasgow visit Edinburgh tonight before facing Berwick at the Peugeot Ashfield Stadium on Sunday. Meanwhile, the Bandits entertain the Monarchs tomorrow before making the journey west.

With Edinburgh seemingly out of the running to qualify from the three-team group, either Berwick or Glasgow could book their place in the semi-finals should results go their way.

It gives Sunday's meeting added meaning - although neither team need inspiration after their recent achievements.

Glasgow have stolen much of the limelight for their high-profile takeover and big winter signings.

But Berwick ace Theo Pijper - a league winner with the Tigers in 2011 - thinks his new club have plenty to shout about themselves, with a new training track in the pipeline and their strongest-looking side for years.

The flying Dutchman said: "Berwick are doing a lot for their riders, and they do a lot for the fans - and the new training track is going to be absolutely amazing.

"I think the Berwick promotion and the people around them need a bit of credit for what they're all doing. We have Scott Courtney now as team manager and he's doing really well. He's very keen.

"We'll definitely give it a go at Glasgow. We need to all perform at the same time and if we do, we'll get somewhere. We have plenty of Ashfield experience in the team too."

The Bandits grabbed a shock win at Edinburgh last Friday, and that's led Glasgow fans to believe they can do the same.

But team boss Stewart Dickson insists it'll be as tough as ever at Armadale.

Dickson - who has called up USA star Ricky Wells to guest for No 1 Richard Lawson in both meetings after he was struck down with flu - said: "Berwick got a good result at Edinburgh last week and I think Edinburgh admitted it might take their younger riders a few weeks to get used to the track.

"I'm expecting it to be tight either way. Teams don't normally lose two home matches on the trot. It's going to be tough but my boys will be up for it big time.

"We're going there looking for the win, but I think it's too close to call.

"At the moment Berwick and us are the only two unbeaten teams in the group. That could still be the case come Sunday morning. The Berwick fixture alone is a big, big meeting for us. But it's equally important to win both matches and that's the target."

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