POOLE Pirates have been forced to change their scheduled guest booking for tomorrow's delayed SGB Championship play-off final.

Pirates had been due to head to Glasgow Tigers last Tuesday, before rain washed out the contest.

It was a similar story on Thursday, with the two-legged tussle instead postponed to be run this week instead, where the forecast is looking a lot more favourable.

After the league permitted an extension of the season by a week, it means Poole will now ride in November for the first time since the Craven Shield final at King's Lynn way back in 2000.

They head to Glasgow tomorrow, before welcoming the Tigers to Wimborne Road for the second leg on Thursday (both 7.30pm).

Birmingham Brummies ace Jack Thomas had been booked in to guest for the injured Stefan Nielsen for Pirates.

However, with the updated list of averages at the start of the month, Thomas has moved up from 4.67 to 4.91, now exceeding Nielsen's 4.79, meaning he is ineligible to guest in his place.

Instead, Zach Cook, who has starred in recent home meetings for Poole, will take the vacant number six spot as a guest on the road for the first leg tomorrow night.

Glasgow boast a full one-to-seven.

Speaking ahead of the fixture, Pirates captain Danny King, who lifted the Knockout Cup with Poole last week, told the club's website: "Which ever club you race for, you obviously have the goal of winning titles, but even more so when you sign for Poole as they are a great club and have enjoyed a lot of success over the years.

"We did the job in the cup last week but that is only half of it.

"We want to win the league title too, but we know how tough that is going to be.

"We have two very big meetings this week and so just need to push on like we have been doing all year."

In their two regular league meetings against Glasgow this season, Pirates lost 52-38 at Ashfield in June, before easing to a 56-34 win at Wimborne Road in September.

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

Glasgow: Craig Cook, Broc Nicol, Sam Jensen, Tom Brennan, Ricky Wells, Marcin Nowak, Connor Bailey.