SWINDON boss Alun Rossiter heaped praise on his riders following this evening’s comfortable away win at Leicester.
The Robins triumphed 52-37 at Beaumont Park, with Peter Kildemand and Nick Morris leading the way with 12+2 and 11+1 respectively.
Swindon’s cause was helped by three injuries to home riders, with Simon Stead ruled out before the start and Mads Korneliussen and Josh Bates withdrawing following crashes, but Rossiter insisted his side were always in control as they led the meeting from start to finish.
“I’m very happy,” Rossiter told Link Sport.
“At Swindon we’ve started seasons like trains and faded away but this time we seem to be doing it the other way and getting stronger.
“We’ve stuttered, spluttered, started, stopped and then got going again but now we really are hitting some form.
“Nick (Morris) was superb for us tonight and Simon (Gustafsson) had a blinder of a race in heat 10 and that really was impressive.
“We were on top and I think we would have had enough, although the injuries obviously helped.
“Eastbourne dropped a point tonight too which is obviously good for us, so it’s a decent night’s work.
“Dakota has been on fire, Peter’s back and that’s the big thing. We were winning matches, just, while he was scoring sixes and sevens but now he’s back and he’s flying.
“He’s got no play-offs to worry about in Poland and Sweden so he has Swindon on his mind which could be important for us.”
The win moved the Robins up to third in the Elite League table, level on points with Coventry ahead of the two teams’ clash at Blunsdon on Monday night.