NEIL Middleditch braced himself for battle with Belle Vue sensation Dan Bewley and said there was “no limit” to what the youngster could achieve.

Bewley, one of the hottest prospects in world speedway, continued his scintillating season with a 15-point maximum in Saturday’s European under-21 semi-final in the Czech city of Plzen.

The Cumbrian had earlier this month finished second to Robert Lambert in the British final at the National Speedway Stadium.

Bewley is due to return to action tomorrow when Belle Vue host Pirates and visiting team boss Middleditch knows his septet are up against a special talent.

Middleditch told the Daily Echo: “I’ve seen him ride a few times and he is very talented. He is certainly going to go places.

“He is very unassuming, he just wants to get on with the job and race his motorcycle and he makes a great job of it.

“As long as he keeps his feet on the ground, there is no limit to where he can go. He has a long time ahead of him in the sport and there will be a great future for him as long as he continues to improve.

“With the likes of him and Robert Lambert coming through, it must please Rosco (GB team manager Alun Rossiter) to know there is a future in the Great Britain scene.

“When I was GB team manager, there were very few young riders coming through but a crop of very capable young riders are being produced now.”

Poole have taken at least a point from each of their past six meetings but the Dorset outfit face an Aces side beaten only once at home this season.

They were on the end of a 47-43 defeat to King’s Lynn in May but have otherwise not failed to triumph on home shale.

Middleditch said: “You always go there with the intention of winning but Belle Vue are a tough nut to crack at home. They have a very good team.

“My boys aren’t afraid of the big, wide open spaces and in the past few meetings, there have been positive signs from some of them so, hopefully, they can carry that forward.

“There are some good teams about and to get an away win this year, for any team, has been tough.

“If I can come away with a point, I would be happy. We just have to keep pushing.”

Sixth in the SGB Premiership, Pirates have been boosted by the recent displays of Swedish international Linus Sundstrom.

Middleditch added: “We knew he was a capable rider when we signed him. He was very disappointed with his early-season form but he seems to have found the key to it now.

“I still think he feels there is more to come and, hopefully, there will be.”

Belle Vue: (from) Craig Cook, Jason Garrity, Dan Bewley, Rohan Tungate, Max Fricke, Jye Etheridge, Damian Drozdz.

Pirates: (from) Brady Kurtz, Linus Sundstrom, Richie Worrall, Nicolai Klindt, Josh Grajczonek, Mateusz Szczepaniak, Kacper Woryna.