Perry prepped for Bandits challenge

TOM Perry says he plans to keep riding with a smile on his face – after revealing he’s “loving” his racing at the moment.

The Glasgow reserve could be a key man this weekend when the Tigers visit his former club Berwick tomorrow night – then face the Bandits in the return at the Peugeot Ashfield Stadium on Sunday.

With the right results, Glasgow could fire themselves to the top of the SGB Championship for the first time since early in the season – and still have meetings in hand over closest rivals Edinburgh and Ipswich.

Perry says he’s refusing to let the standings distract him at this stage of the season – with tomorrow night’s match only marking the halfway point of the Tigers’ league campaign – and is solely focused on improving his points returns.

He said: “I’m loving it at the moment. Things are going really well. I had a good meeting for Cradley in the National League on Wednesday and I like riding at Berwick – so I’m excited.

“I always seem to have a good meeting at Berwick and it’s one of those racers’ tracks where you can stick it in the dirt and hang on, which I’m looking forward to.

“We’re all going really well at the moment and really pushing. Jack Smith has pushed on and we seem to work quite well together in the reserve races.

“We’ve had three 5-1s in a row in heat two at home so we just need to keep banging them out. We’ve got a good relationship and I think that riding together at Birmingham in the past has helped to build that.”

Glasgow sit on 42 points, five behind Ipswich at the top of the table, and could go level with the Witches by securing an away draw and a home win. Two wins would take the Tigers clear at the top.

Perry added: “I have a look now and again at the table but there’s no real need to look at the moment. There’s still a long way to go until the end of the season so we just have to keep doing what we’re doing and banging in the points.

“I know our team manager Stewart Dickson wants us to win matches by 20-plus points. The supporters want to see that, but they also want to see a good meeting.

“As long as they see a good match and we’re stopping away teams taking away any points, that’s what matters.”

The meeting at Berwick starts at 7pm with Sunday’s meeting kicking off at 3pm.

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