PROMOTER Danny Ford insisted Pirates would not be taking their foot off the gas as they look to keep up their unbeaten home record this season.

The Dorset club cemented their place in the SGB Championship play-offs last week and sit top of the pile heading into tomorrow’s meeting against Plymouth at Wimborne Road (7.30pm).

Ford told the club website: “Our goal from the start of the season was to be winners, we know that our supporters have come to expect that from Poole teams over the years and I can assure you that I have exactly the same winning mentality as that of my Dad (Matt).

“I want the very best for Poole Speedway and our supporters and I just think how good it would be to maintain our unbeaten home record this season.”

Anders Rowe is set to guest in place of the injured Stefan Nielsen for Poole, while the likes of Pirates legend Bjarne Pedersen, former world champion Jason Crump and British star Richard Lawson line up for the visitors.

"It is a different proposition that we face on Wednesday,” added the Pirates promoter.

“Plymouth have certainly strengthened up through their signing of Richard Lawson and of course they will have Jason Crump this time around and we know what he is capable of, whilst on the flip side, the loss of Stef is going to hurt us big time that's for sure.

"But that is where our fans can come in by giving the rest of the side every encouragement, just like they did against Glasgow last Friday.

"That said, I am certain that all of our fans will want to give Bjarne Pedersen a big send off as this will be his last racing appearance at Wimborne Road.

“He might be in opposition colours, but I know he has a big place in his heart for our club and equally he is held in very high esteem by the management and supporters alike here at Poole.

“It will be sad to see him track his final four laps around the place he raced most of his British career and I guess there won't be a dry eye in the house when that moment comes."

Pirates will also be led by co-team boss Gary Havelock for the first time at Wimborne Road since he took the role, with regular home manager Neil Middleditch on holiday.

Victory would almost guarantee a top-two finish for the Dorset club, meaning they would go straight to the play-off semi-final stage.

Pirates: Rory Schlein, Benjamin Basso, Steve Worrall, Ben Cook, Danny King, Anders Rowe (guest), Danyon Hume.

Plymouth: Bjarne Pedersen, Zane Keleher, Alfie Bowtell, Jason Crump, Richard Lawson, Zach Cook, Dillon Ruml.