WEDNESDAY PREVIEW

Tuesday May 21, 2019
BIRMINGHAM host their first professional league fixture since 2014 when Edinburgh visit Perry Barr in the Championship on Wednesday (7.30).

The Edwards Plumbing Brummies are looking to kickstart their season after suffering seven straight defeats in all competitions.

But the Perry Barr outfit are viewing this as a fresh start to their campaign as they track a new-look side featuring Nathan Stoneman while Adam Ellis also makes an emotional return to the club.

Ellis helped guide the Brummies to National League glory four years ago and he’s as desperate as anyone to help turn the club’s current fortunes around.
“First and foremost it’s going to be great to get back to Birmingham and ride for them again,” Ellis said.
“In 2015 I had a solid year at No.1 in the National League and we won a couple of trophies as a team as well.
“So I think everyone will always remember that season quite fondly and I’ve certainly got some great memories there.
“Everybody knows Birmingham haven’t got off to a good start this season – but there’s certainly some potential in the team to win meetings and hopefully I can come in and do a job at No.1.
“We’re all desperate to get things back on track, and we’ve still got most of the league campaign ahead of us.
“So hopefully the fans will turn out in big numbers, get behind us as a team and it goes without saying that I hope I can help the team start picking up some results.”

Ellis will be available for autographs and pictures in the lower grandstand bar between 6.40 and 6.50.

There will also be a special track walk of the Perry Barr circuit with team members James Shanes and Zach Wajtknecht for junior supporters who arrive early between 6.50 and 7pm.

Parade will get underway at 7.20 with Heat One at 7.30.

Junior supporters will then be invited onto the centre green for interval entertainment and following the completion of the main event, the Birmingham

Ductair Electrics Bulls take on Weymouth in the Midland and Southern Development League.

That clash sees a rare clash of two female riders as Bulls captain Rachel Hellowell goes up against Francesca Kirtley-Paine.

Following new initiatives announced this week, any NHS workers or 2019 Wolverhampton Season Ticket Holders will be admitted for concession rates upon production of official ID or Season Ticket.

CHAMPIONSHIP LINE-UPS:
BIRMINGHAM EDWARDS PLUMBING BRUMMIES: Adam Ellis, James Shanes, Zach Wajtknecht, Ashley Morris, Ulrich Ostergaard, Paco Castagna, Nathan Stoneman.
EDINBURGH MONARCHS: Ricky Wells, Justin Sedgmen, Josh Pickering, Joel Andersson, Cameron Heeps, William Lawson, Luke Ruddick.

MSDL LINE-UPS:
BIRMINGHAM DUCTAIR ELECTRICS BULLS: Arran Butcher, Rachel Hellowell, Jacob Fellows, Bailey Fellows.
WEYMOUTH: James Laker, Sam Peters, James Jessop, Francesca Kirtley-Paine.

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