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ROSPIGGARNA'S STRUGGLE IN SWEDEN

British champion Robert Lambert accepts Swedish side Rospiggarna face an uphill struggle to fight their way back into play-off contention.

25 / 06 / 2019, 12:38

British champion Robert Lambert accepts Swedish side Rospiggarna face an uphill struggle to fight their way back into play-off contention as they prepare to host Dackarna this evening.

The Hallstavik team goes into the meeting bottom of the Elitserien, having taken just two points from their opening seven matches.

If we win all our last meetings, we’ll probably just scrape into the play-offs. But it’s going to be tough to be able to do it.

Robert Lambert

With a side also containing 2017 world champion Jason Doyle, Aussie shooting star Max Fricke, club legend Andreas Jonsson and in-form Danish racer Rasmus Jensen, Rospiggarna’s struggles come as something of a surprise.

Since the club finished second in the table last year, Lambert admits things haven’t gone to plan. He said: “Things have changed a bit in the club and we are not having the best season like we did last year. Last year every club I was riding for was looking for play-off places. This year it’s not looking like that.

“That’s a shame, but I am trying my best and we are doing our utmost as a team. It just isn’t clicking and working for us.

“If we win all our last meetings, we’ll probably just scrape into the play-offs. But it’s going to be tough to be able to do it.”

Lambert’s British club King’s Lynn and his Polish team Lublin are also battling at the wrong end of the table.

But Stars moved off the bottom last night with a 54-36 victory at home to Belle Vue, with Craig Cook’s recent arrival also giving the club a real lift.

Meanwhile, Lublin now have a four-point advantage over basement club Torun in the PGE Ekstraliga after beating them 53-37 at the Marian Rose Motoarena in a crunch contest last Friday.

 

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