‘We’re hurting, but we need a reaction’

CAMI Brown insists he won’t give his riders a bawling for their heavy home defeat on Sunday – but will still demand a reaction when they return to the track this week.

Glasgow head to Redcar on Thursday still smarting from a 56-33 loss against Workington. They then host the Bears 24 hours later.

The meetings are a chance for redemption – and for the Tigers to build on the win that kicked off their league campaign earlier this month.

Although Brown knows his side won’t be at full strength, he wants a big performance to put the demons of Sunday’s loss to rest.

The Glasgow manager said: “We’re down, but we’re not out – definitely not.

“I don’t see any point in shouting and bawling about it. We have to help each other.

“We’re hurting, but we need to see a reaction on Thursday and Friday.

“We’re having a wee team practice on Friday morning too and we’ll see if we can do a few things differently with the track to try to make things better for the riders.

“It’s not going to be easy at Redcar on Thursday. Paul Starke has had a couple of crashes recently and is resting this week with the hope of racing for us, but we need him to be fit. We’re also without Jack Thomas and will have a guest in his place.

“I still think we can win but it’s going to be hard. We just have to give it 100%.

“We’re going to go there and try to put things right.”