Geer pledges support to misfiring Eagles

Eastbourne Lifestyle Eagles team manager Trevor Geer has pledged support to misfiring team members.

His comments come ahead of Saturday’s home fixture against Birmingham (7.30pm); a team which has made a good start to the year.

Geer said: “Our whole team is built on the basis of every rider being able to win races and score good points. That’s not happening at the moment.

“We are doing all we can to get everyone riding at the level which we and they know they can.

“They are certainly not short of practice now. We have had a number of sessions at our track and we have ridden four matches.

The post mortem after last Saturday’s narrow home win over Wolverhampton went on until the small hours of Sunday morning as the riders discussed how they had let slip a 10-point lead and ended up scrambling to a one-point victory.

Geer said: “Riders care passionately about their performances. It hurts when they are not scoring points and obviously hits them hard in the pocket. The team came together to discuss what happened and what can be done.

“We will support our team and help those who have not hit the ground running. That’s the Eastbourne way of doing things and that’s where our focus is at the moment.”

Birmingham will provide a stern challenge for the Eagles, with their British-based team.

Co-promoter Mike Bellerby commented: “Led by Chris Harris, the Brummies are an attractive outfit.

Our fans will be delighted to see some of the British riders who are likely to be part of the nation’s Speedway World Cup team. They will provide a stiff challenge for our Lifestyle Eagles.”

Headline sponsors Lifestyle Europe will again have two cars in the stadium car park on Saturday (near to the turnstile block) which they will be offering to sale to supporters at “trade price” or better.