TEAM boss Neil Middleditch reckons Poole Pirates' youthful charges can succeed in their defence of the Elite League title during the forthcoming season. 

Middleditch discusses the importance of a top-four place, the tests facing newcomer Vaclav Milik at away tracks and who could be the reigning champions' biggest rivals for their crown in 2014. 

For all the build up and interviews prior to Pirates 2014 campaign, see our special 12-page speedway pull out in tomorrow's Daily Echo.