NATHAN Greaves really didn’t expect to be travelling to Coventry for the Elite League play-off semi-finals, but the teenage reserve is confident the Robins can topple the Bees.
The two sides begin their tussle at Brandon on Monday night, where Greaves and his reserve partner Steve Worrall are set to play a vital role in the outcome.
However, after Poole topped the regular season table, the teenager expected the Pirates to pick the Robins as their semi-final opposition.
“I’ve got to be honest, if King’s Lynn won I thought they wouldn’t pick us because we’ve done well there, but if Poole won I thought they might have fancied us because Coventry and King’s Lynn were decent last time they went there,” he said.
“So I was a bit shocked to be going to Coventry, I expected one of the other two.
“We beat Coventry easily the last time they came to Swindon so hopefully, if we can keep the scores close in the away leg, we have a really good chance of getting to the final.”
Greaves is also competing for Cradley in the National League play-offs, along with Worrall, and is glad to have the added bike time at the end of the campaign.
“In August until about a week ago I was really busy and I was pretty much riding every day, then it seemed to stop all of a sudden because we’re waiting for the play-offs,” he said.
“It’s great that both my teams have made the play-offs because it’s more bike time for me, which is exactly what I need.
“I’ve had a rest which is nice, because I did 10 days in a row, and I’ve not done an awful lot.”