SIMON Gustafsson is determined to stay relaxed despite occupying the difficult third heat leader position in the Robins team heading into the business end of the season.
The Swede began the campaign as a second string but has moved up the averages to take over from Nick Morris at number three, in a position which endures a tough schedule against the opposition big guns throughout each meeting.
Swindon have found the position to be a troublesome one in 2014, with Morris and Gustafsson both producing their best at second string and struggling somewhat at heat leader, in what is otherwise a top five firmly firing on all cylinders.
Despite facing a tough schedule in each meeting, Gustafsson is determined to stay relaxed ahead of tonight’s match with Coventry, which features the two form teams in the league.
“We should win that one, everyone’s going good at the moment, especially at home,” he told Link Sport.
“We don’t have to do anything special, just keep doing what we’re doing really and try to relax.
“Being at heat leader is hard but I’m up for it.
“If I have the average for it I’m supposed to be there and if I don’t then I’m not.
“We don’t make a big thing about it because we all have to do a job and make the best of things.”
Gustafsson only managed four points at Leicester on Saturday night, but looked fast all night and produced the move of the match to pass home number one Jason Doyle to win heat 10.
“I was trying pretty hard but couldn’t get it off the start in my first couple of rides, I made a decent one in my last one and I felt I had the speed,” he said.
“Rosco asked me to change bikes but I said no because I thought I had the speed, and made a decent one in my last one and I proved I had some speed.
“Leicester isn’t the place to be if you’re not making starts.”