CAMI Brown believes Glasgow are facing the league’s strongest side in their play-off semi-final – but insists his Tigers have “nothing to fear”.
The Ashfield side are being forced to face Workington this weekend without talisman and No 1 Craig Cook, who’s out with a hand injury.
The Great Britain international is an expert on the Cumbria track – where he started his career – and close to unbeatable at home.
Regardless, Brown insist his team won’t “down tools”.
Brown said: “We’re gutted about Craig’s absence but we’re not downing tools – we’ll reset and go again.
“We’re still in it and we’ll pick the best guest available. We’ll get him motivated and give it 100% and see what we can do.
“There are still other riders in our team that are well capable of riding at Workington, and we’re starting to get a little bit of home-track advantage now, so we’ve nothing to fear.
“I certainly thought we’d get Workington in the play-offs and we did. It has left us with the toughest opposition – the Workington 1-7 are very strong and it’s going to be a big test for us.
“We’ve had some close matches and some strange matches with them this season. We lost at home to them heavily, which I think was a one-off, and then we beat them at home comfortably.
“We’ve had a draw at their place and a narrow defeat, so the two away matches have been really close.
“I think the semi-final, if we get through it, may be harder than the final itself.
“But we’re going to give it our best shot. We’re just happy to be in it, now we want to keep going, we don’t want to lose in the semi-final – that’s not in our thinking at all.”
Tomorrow’s planned home leg has been called off due to the weather forecast, with the match re-arranged for 1.30pm on Sunday. Should Saturday’s second leg at Workington be off it will take place at 7.30pm on Sunday.
Tickets for the home meeting are available here.