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Somerset Rebels look forward to four meetings in five nights
9:00am Wednesday 8th August 2012 in Sport
SOMERSET Rebels have a busy week of Premier League action ahead of them with the team contesting no less than four matches in a five-day period.
Last night (Wednesday), the Rebels hosted Edinburgh Monarchs but will head off for a three-match Scottish Tour that will see the Rebels face Edinburgh in the return fixture on Friday night before moving on to Berwick (Saturday) and then wrapping up the action at Glasgow on Sunday.
The Edinburgh Monarchs have been among the most successful teams in recent years, the club winning the Premier League title three times in the past ten years (2003, 2008, when they just edged out the Rebels after a season-long battle for the title, and 2010) as well as being runner’s-up in 2009.
They are led at number one by Craig Cook, who recently guested for the Rebels in their win at Redcar, the Cumbrian being one of the top riders average-wise in the current season, having joined Edinburgh last season after starting his Premier League career with his local Workington side.
Rebels team manager Steve Bishop said: “Although they might be bottom of the table, we cannot, and will not, treat Edinburgh’s visit lightly as they are undoubtedly in a false position given the relatively few number of matches they have ridden compared to the rest of the league.
“In saying that, though, we will have our full 1-7 back for this one – Sam Masters having returned from his World Under-21 meeting in Slovenia at the weekend – and I would like to think we would have too much fire-power for the Monarchs and collect the maximum of three league points.”
“The Scottish tour of three matches in as many days is a tough schedule but we are hopeful of picking up some points to help consolidate our position in the upper reaches of the table.”