THE Elite League’s two most dangerous teams go head to head at the Abbey Stadium tonight, according to Robins boss Alun Rossiter.
Swindon host Coventry live on Sky Sports, with both sides likely to feature in the Elite League play-offs having stormed up the table during the second half of the season.
With top two King’s Lynn and Poole now without their number ones, with Niels-Kristian Iversen injured for the Stars and Poole top man Darcy Ward banned, the title race has been blown wide option and Rossiter believes both the Robins and the Bees are peaking at the right time.
“We’ve put a marker down now and I think Coventry and Swindon are the form teams, I don’t think anybody will want to take us on,” he told Link Sport.
“You have King’s Lynn and Poole at the top of the league and I don’t know who they would want to pick, I really don’t, but Coventry can still win the league.
“We need to beat Coventry and if we do we will be in a really good position but it’s going to be really tough.
“They’re on form and they have people like Hans (Andersen) who know our track really well so we need to be on it.”
The Robins are at full strength tonight as Steve Worrall returns after missing Saturday’s win at Leicester, but the Bees have Australian Max Fricke in for Ben Barker who suffered a shoulder injury in a track crash last week.
SWINDON: Peter Kildemand, Nick Morris, Simon Gustafsson, Dakota North, Troy Batchelor, Nathan Greaves, Steve Worrall.
COVENTRY: Hans Andersen, Kyle Howarth, Max Fricke (guest), Kenneth Hansen, Chris Harris, Jason Garrity, James Sarjeant.