SPEEDWAY: STOKE Easy Rider Potters face three meetings in four days starting on Saturday, looking to get back to winning ways after suffering two defeats.
The Potters lost a league meeting at King's Lynn on Wednesday but gained the bonus point from a 52-41 defeat at Berwick in the Premier Trophy on Saturday.
Team boss John Adams said: 'We did as well as might be expected at Kings Lynn given the fact that Peter Carr did not ride after jarring his knee in the win at Newport and Alan Mogridge failed to score in five rides due to mechanical problems.'
Mogridge bounced back with 12 points at Berwick where guest Rusty Harrison added a dozen.
'Rusty has done a sterling job for us in four meetings now and has proved an admirable choice of guest,' added Adams.
Carr struggled with 1+1 at Berwick and the home reserves outscored their counterparts comfortably, though Barrie Evans has caught the eye of the team manager.
Meanwhile, promoter Dave Tattum is searching for a replacement following the shock news that Jan Staechmann will miss the rest of the season with a recurrence of his shoulder injury.
Staechmann was confirmed as the new Denmark team manager last week.
He said: 'I haven't finished with riding yet but need to take time out to allow my shoulder to heal.'
Stoke face Edinburgh at Loomer Road on Saturday and then travel to Exeter and Isle of Wight on Monday and Tuesday.
Stoke Spitfires host Boston tonight.