PETER Schroeck says Oxford Cheetahs are in for one of their toughest tests yet when going wheel-to-wheel with play-off hopefuls Glasgow Tigers tonight.

The Scottish team have an unbeaten home record in the SGB Championship and boast a star-studded squad including former British Champion Craig Cook, highly-rated youngster Tom Brennan and talented Dane Benjamin Basso.

Despite this, Cheetahs coach Schroeck sees no reason why his side cannot target another eye-catching performance on the road – particularly after running Redcar Bears close last weekend.

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“We had some tough away meetings at the start of the season, we can’t deny that,” he said.

“Speedway is a sport where you have to use your track knowledge to maximise results at home, while on the road it’s key to have a game plan.

“Our recent trips to Birmingham and Redcar have been really encouraging and to earn four points from those two fixtures is the form we need to carry through the rest of the season if we’re to reach the play-offs.

“Glasgow is a unique track. It’s fast, the straights are long, and the shape of the bends really allow riders to attack the banking and build up speed.

“We know how powerful Glasgow can be at home, it’s up to us to workout the setup and make an early impression.

“They’re due a lot of rain in the morning, which can definitely work to our advantage as the weather will impact track preparation.

“The boys are confident and ready for the challenge.”

Only Edinburgh Monarchs and Poole Pirates have left the Peugeot Ashfield Stadium with league points this season.

Cheetahs will hand a debut to Aaron Summers, who makes his debut against his former team in place of the injured Jack Thomas.

The experienced Australian was signed as injury cover earlier this week after the 23-year-old crashed out of last week’s Premiership clash between King’s Lynn Stars and Ipswich Witches where he broke both his wrists.

Schroeck is excited to see what the ex-Championship title-winner can offer, adding: “We’re not putting too much pressure on him tonight, this is his first meeting back after announcing his retirement last year.

“Aaron spent three seasons with Glasgow, so hopefully his pockets of knowledge can inspire a good result and team performance.”

Tapes-up at the Peugeot Ashfield Stadium is at 7.30pm.

Cheetahs host Glasgow in the return fixture next Wednesday, with tickets still available from the club’s official website.