ALUN Rossiter has admitted there’s not much anyone at the Robins can do regarding planning for 2015, given how little anyone knows about the make-up of the Elite League for next season.
A number of pre-AGM meetings between top tier bosses have raised plenty of questions, largely surrounding the number of fixtures and the future of the fast-track draft, but have not provided the clubs with the answers they usually have at this stage, making planning difficult.
Rossiter has ideas over riders he would like to use but, until the sport’s AGM in Leamington from November 16-18, he admitted things are unlikely to make any significant moves forward.
The Robins boss is, however, clear over what the club would like to see from the fixture list to ensure British speedway brings an improved product to the table in 2015.
“We’ve had a meeting where things have been suggested but it quite sad really because it’s all a little up in the air,” he told Link Sport.
“Normally by this point we have a bit of an idea of which direction we’re going in, but not everyone’s happy at the moment and it’s not an ideal world.
“We’d think a few less fixtures with a better product, that’s what Swindon speedway want, but not to the point of one home match and one away.
“It would be two home and two away, eight less than this year, which would be fine and you might keep some of the big boys over here.
“I’m not sure what’s happening and it’s too early to say a lot of these things, but a better product is what the fans want I think.
“We can’t really start talking to riders, although we do have ideas, but until you know what’s coming out of the AGM it’s hard.
“We’ve had two meetings and aren’t close to where we need to be, but we’ll get there.”
One of the major topics at the AGM is likely to be the continuation of the fast track reserve scheme, with Rossiter happy for it to carry on for a second year with a few tweaks.
“On the whole we’re happy with the fast track, but it needs tweaking for sure,” he said.
“There’s not enough of them to go round at present but, what I would like, is one fast track rider and then another British rider at the bottom.”