FIREWORK Night may be three months away, but there will be Rockets at the Oaktree Arena tomorrow as the Somerset Rebels face Rye House in the Premier League.
Friday’s match will be Rye House’s third visit of the season to the Oaktree Arena, with both previous meetings resulting in comprehensive home wins for the Rebels - but since then the Rockets have strengthened up their side with the recent signing of Swede Anders Mellgren and young British rider Ollie Greenwood.
Somerset team manager Garry May said: “Rye House certainly look a different proposition to the side we faced here previously, but in saying that, we will be back to full strength after having Olly Allen out for last week’s home match against Sheffield, and I would like to think that we can continue our excellent home form by picking up all three league points from the match.”
The match will also be the first occasion that the victorious Rebels will have of parading the Premier League Fours trophy won at Peterborough on Sunday afternoon in front of their home fans, and club promoter Debbie Hancock hopes the fans will turn out to give the riders the congratulations they deserve for Sunday’s success.
She said: "The fans who made the trip up to Peterborough on Sunday were superb, and I know for a fact that the boys were bowled over to see so many fans there supporting them, so on behalf of Gazza (team manager Garry May), the management team and the riders, I would like to thank everyone who were there yesterday, their support was very much appreciated by us all.”