Speedway: Ipswich Witches boss urges top three push

Ipswich Witches

Ipswich Witches team manager Pete Simmons has challenged his side to snatch third place in the Premier League from Workington Comets.

The Witches, two points behind the Comets, must travel to Workington twice before the end of the season.

"The two Workington away matches, they're going to be the crunch ones," Simmons told BBC Radio Suffolk.

"We won't go there with any fear and if we can pull something out of the bag there, third place is achievable."

But Simmons accepted that a top two finish would be beyond his side.

"I think Glasgow have got it tied up and it certainly will be tough to catch Sheffield," he added.

"You can go down to seventh or eighth in the table and they're all around the 40 or 45 point mark.

"It could really tighten up and it's only really Plymouth and Leicester who are cut off at the bottom, but realistically third place is what we're aiming for."