‘We need to lay down a marker’

GLASGOW captain Aaron Summers says the Tigers need to lay down a marker for the playoffs when they face title rivals Ipswich tomorrow.

The sides meet at the Peugeot Ashfield Stadium at 7.30pm in a crucial match in the race to finish second.

The meeting could end up being a dress rehearsal for the playoff semi-finals should Sheffield pick the side that finishes fourth.

And Summers, who hit top form in Glasgow’s win against Scunthorpe on Saturday, has described the meeting as “major”.

He said: “Every meeting this coming week is going to be tough but pretty vital to us. We’re going to have to hit them hard from the word go.

“We need to lay a marker down against teams and show that the one meeting we lost at home against Sheffield was a little blip for us.

“The Ipswich match will be key and I’m sure the pressure will be on, but we’ll have to go out there and perform like we know we can.”

He added: “We don’t really mind who we get in the playoffs. We can’t choose anything now – we just have to take who we get.”

The Tigers will use Poole’s James Shanes, in a rare Championship appearance, and Scunthorpe’s Ryan Douglas as guests for injured riders.

Glasgow also face Edinburgh away on Friday before hosting Redcar and Peterborough on Saturday and Sunday respectively, as their hectic September schedule continues.

Tomorrow night’s match will also see the visit of reigning World Champion Greg Hancock, who’ll be on hand to meet his Scottish fans in a rare appearance in the UK as he recovers from injury.