IT’S been like musical chairs for the Robins’ third heat leader position this season, but Nick Morris believes he, Dakota North and Simon Gustafsson will fire as a trio regardless of which order they ride in.
North will make his first appearance at the Robins’ troublesome number three position tonight, following on from Morris and Gustafsson who have both found things tough at times given they have to race against the opposition heat leaders throughout the evening.
Morris admitted the position can be tough for riders not used to holding a regular heatleader position, but believes now he and Gustafsson have dropped to second string, the three riders will produce the goods in the Robins’ engine room.
“That’s a change for us so we’ll see how it goes, but Simon dropping down will mean he’ll be doing just as good a job as Dak did at second string,” he said.
“The heat leader spot’s not as easy this year, but if you can do an alright job at heatleader you will do a good job at second string. I’m sure Dak will do a good job for us, he’s a good rider and he’ll score some points and me and Simon will score well too."
The Robins host Coventry in under two hours, with an eight-point deficit to recover if they are to reach the Elite League final, but Morris is confident.
“Two 5-1s and we’re back in the game, all the boys go really good at home and that track at Coventry just didn’t suit us,” he said.
“We’ll fight back and try to get into that final and see what we can do. We know what we’re capable of and we’re confident we can do it.”