Redcar SG Petch Bears will be using Rider Replacement for Charles Wright at tonight’s meeting at Glasgow. Charles was struggling with a knee injury at Sheffield on Thursday, as well as still struggling with the flu and needs further time to recover. He aims to be back for the Workington meeting on Thursday.
Ellis Perks will also miss the meeting due to injury. He sustained a suspected fracture to his kneecap as well as a strained knee ligament in his crash at Poole on Wednesday, along with severe bruising. He will be out for around 10 days, and we will get an update on his progress through this week. Shelby Rutherford will guest for him this evening. Manager Jitendra Duffill revealed how hard a task it has been to replace Ellis:
I have had a lot of difficulty finding guests for Ellis. Every single reserve that is riding in the Premiership or Championship who is eligible to guest for him is unavailable and I had pretty much the same situation finding a guest yesterday at Sheffield. He is the worst rider to lose through injury as he is riding well above his average and guest options are very limited.
We thank Shelby for stepping in for us.
Bears fans may also have noticed that captain Jason Garrity has now also signed for Premiership club Leicester. It has been agreed that we will have priority on his availability so he will not miss any Redcar fixtures when there is a clash.