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MADSEN: SMALL DIFFERENCES IN EKSTRALIGA RACE

Czestochowa skipper Leon Madsen is targeting a PGE Ekstraliga play-off return, but says "the small things are going to make the difference."

02 / 04 / 2021, 11:25

Czestochowa skipper Leon Madsen is targeting a PGE Ekstraliga play-off return this season, but insists “the difference between being last and ending up at the top is very small.”

The Lions were due to get their campaign underway at Lublin on Saturday, but the meeting has been postponed to April 23 following positive Covid-19 test results for home duo Grigorii Laguta and Jaroslaw Hampel.

As a result, Czestochowa now faces a tough opening fixture at home to champions Leszno on April 11.

Madsen’s team missed out on a play-off place by one point in 2020 and he’s determined to lead his side into the top four this time around alongside the likes of SGP rival Freddie Lindgren, Bartosz Smektala, Kacper Woryna and junior star Jakub Miskowiak.

While the Dane believes the Lions have the strength needed to fight their way into the end-of-season title showdown, he’s expecting competition to be fierce in the world’s biggest speedway league this year.

The former European champion said: “We are a very strong team. But when you look at it, all of the teams in the Ekstraliga look strong. The difference between being last and ending up at the top is very small I think.

“It’s the small things that are going to make the difference. It’s going to be a very tight Ekstraliga this year.

“The first aim and target is to get to the play-offs, which will be very hard to do, but that is our goal and we’ll see where we end up.”

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