NICOLAI Klindt insisted track tweaks had “ruined the racing” at Somerset and urged Pirates to box clever in the first leg of the teams’ SGB Premiership play-off duel.

Poole will tomorrow hope to secure a favourable result at a circuit they are yet to win at in three attempts this year.

Klindt is set to feature despite injuring his left hand and neck in a crash at Workington on Friday, the Dane today coming through unscathed in a meeting for Polish club Ostrow.

And the 29-year-old has warned his Poole team-mates to expect a gaters’ paradise when they face Jason Doyle and co.

Klindt told the Daily Echo: “I did the Championship Pairs at Somerset in July and it was slick but pretty smooth and there was a bit of dirt on the outside.

“Now they have put some material down which doesn’t bind and is very powdery. When they water the track before the meeting, it gets very greasy.

“They grade it but it is really patchy on the inside so there are loads of ruts and that ruins the racing.

“You can have someone slower in front of you but you can’t pass because there is no dirt on the outside and it is the long way round.

“It is such a shame because when Somerset were in the Premier League, I did a few meetings there and it was such a good race track.

“It was not just mine but many riders’ favourite and that has gone completely.

“It is definitely a gaters’ track and you don’t have to be the fastest, you just have to be clever.

“But it’s the same for everyone and we have to get the best out of it. We were there a few weeks ago so we should have some knowledge to take from that meeting.”

Both Poole and Somerset are at full strength.

Doyle and Bradley Wilson-Dean have been named in the Rebels line-up despite tangling in Wednesday’s Knockout Cup semi-final against Belle Vue.

Somerset: (from) Jason Doyle, Bradley Wilson-Dean, Nico Covatti, Richard Lawson, Jack Holder, Jake Allen, Aaron Summers.

Pirates: (from) Brady Kurtz, Kacper Woryna, Josh Grajczonek. Nicolai Klindt, Chris Harris, Richie Worrall. Frederik Jakobsen.