REBELS READY TO MEET TOP TWO THIS WEEK

Sunday May 13, 2018
The 'Cases' Rebels meet last season's league champions and runners-up, currently the top two clubs again in the SGB Premiership, this week as they travel to Wolverhampton (Monday) and then host champions Swindon at the Oak Tree Arena on Wednesday.


They will do so without the services of the rapidly developing Dane, Jonas Jeppesen who has been ruled out with a broken hand which he sustained in Denmark last Wednesday. Team manager Garry May has turned to a 'neighbour' of his for the Wolves trip, calling on the services of Dorset dazzler James Shanes.
The youngster who made a good impression in his debut top flight season last term was recently dropped by Poole but fits the bill nicely as a Rebels guest. "I was gutted when I received the message from Jonas informing me that he had been advised that he had broken a bone in his hand after falling in his third ride last week for Holsted , as he was really beginning to find his way in British speedway and putting in some pretty impressive rides for us" said May, adding "but hopefully he will be back soon, he has been told to rest it for 10 days and then the timetable should become much clearer. In the meantime we will have to look for suitable guests that fit the bill."
Wolverhampton is not an easy place to go to but when I asked James if he would like the ride he jumped at it. He is a real trier. I have seen him ride a fair bit and I know that he will do his best for us."

Wolverhampton have been boosted this season by the excellent form of both Rory Schlein and reserve Ashley Morris, alongside that of number one Jacob Thorssell, whilst former Rebel Sam Masters has been piling up the points around Monmore Green this season too.

Monday will be the first showing in Rebels colours for world champion Jason Doyle since he won the Premiership Riders Championship last week and the Rebels number one will be keen to put a testing first round defence of his world title behind him. Doyle suffered two disqualifications and could only open this year's series with five points in Poland, as Wolverhampton asset Tai Woffinden took the honours despite another Wolves favourite, Freddie Lindgren, leading the series.

Wednesday's affair at Somerset will bring together the top two of that Premiership Riders contest, as Doyle will meet fellow Australian Troy Batchelor. It will also signal a return of ex-Rebel Nick Morris whilst his namesake Ashley, will be deputising for the injured Jeppesen.

Monday's teams (from)
Wolverhampton: Jacob Thorssell, Kyle Howarth, Cameron Heeps, Rory Schlein, Sam Masters, Nathan Greaves, Ashley Morris - Team manager Peter Adams
Somerset: Jason Doyle, Jake Allen, Charles Wright, Jack Holder, Richard Lawson, James Shanes (Guest), Bradley Wilson-Dean - Team Manager Garry May


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