MORRIS - WE OWE IT TO FANS

Wednesday June 09, 2021
ASHLEY Morris says he and his teammates owe it to the Birmingham fans to put on a show at Perry Barr tonight (7.30).

The Edwards Plumbing Brummies face early league leaders Glasgow in their first league fixture of the season in the Second City.

It comes seven days after a far from ideal opener against Redcar in the Cup.

But Morris insists it's time to get back down to business and build on a positive fightback on Teesside on Friday night.

"The lads came back well to only lose by two and now we want to get back to Birmingham and focus on the league," Morris said.

"We had a really good first meeting at Berwick a couple of weeks ago and to get the four points was the perfect start.

"Of course we wanted to win our first league meeting in front of the Birmingham fans anyway, but especially after everything that went on last week we definitely want to even more now.

"We had the track problems but we all dug deep and wanted to get out there and race and do it for the fans more than anything really.

"The excitement had been building, we've all been waiting so long to get back and it was a shame we couldn't do better for them.

"At least they got to see a bit of Speedway again, even if it wasn't the prettiest, but the next meeting will be different I'm sure.

"I'll probably say it all season with how strong the Championship is this year but Glasgow won't be easy at all.

"It's going to be a tough meeting but everyone is out there to be beat - and when we're all firing we're going to take some stopping.

"Hopefully we can put on a good show for the supporters, they can see some good Speedway and hopefully we can come away with the win as well."

Birmingham will again operate rider replacement for Valentin Grobauer who crashed out of last Wednesday's home opener.

Glasgow include 2017 British Champion Craig Cook as well as former Birmingham riders Ulrich Ostergaard, Justin Sedgmen and Jack Smith.

The main action will be followed by a Midland and Southern Development league clash between reigning Champions Birmingham Ductair Electrics Bulls and Wolverhampton Heathens.

BIRMINGHAM: Chris Harris, Valentin Grobauer R/R, James Shanes, Ashley Morris, Erik Riss, Paco Castagna, Jack Thomas, Luke Muff (No.8).

GLASGOW: Craig Cook, Broc Nicol, Ulrich Ostergaard, Justin Sedgmen, Ricky Wells, Sam Jensen, Jack Smith.

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