Anders Mellgren to guest for Scunthorpe Scorpions in tonight's speedway play-off leg at Somerset
Anders Mellgren will step in to guest for the Henderson Insurance Scunthorpe Scorpions in tonight’s (Friday) first leg of the Speedway Premier League Play-Off Final at Somerset’s Oak Tree Arena.
Original guest choice Sam Masters is unavailable, as he will be riding for the Poole Pirates in the Elite League Knockout Cup at Coventry tonight. The Pirates qualified for the final, after completing a 94-89 aggregate win over Peterborough in their semi-final last night.
Mellgren rides for the Rye House Rockets and recently finished a fine second in the Premier League Riders’ Championship at Sheffield.
The Swede had a spell riding for the Somerset Rebels in 2011.
He will guest for David Howe, with rider replacement operating for Thomas Jorgensen.
Scorpions’ team manager Richard Hollingsworth said: “We’re sure that Anders can do a good job for us in tonight’s meeting at Somerset.
“He scored 14+1 for Rye House at Somerset in June, including two wins over Jason Doyle. That caught our eye, when it came to potential guests to use at the Oak Tree Arena.
“I want our riders to enjoy tonight’s meeting. We will fight for every point, but that’s what we always tend to do.
“I am confident of getting the result we need tonight, so that when the two teams return to Scunthorpe on Sunday, we have an excellent chance of clinching the aggregate victory and winning the Premier League title in front of our own fans”, Hollingsworth concluded.