PROMOTER Danny Ford expects a much-changed Plymouth Gladiators outfit to be "fired up" to take on Poole Pirates tomorrow evening (7pm).

Poole began their 2022 season at the Coliseum last month, winning 48-42 in the Knockout Cup.

They return in a league capacity tomorrow, against a home side who have been forced to name three guests among their septet.

Number one Edward Kennett remains out due to injury, with Dan Gilkes also now joining him on the sidelines having been taken to hospital following a crash in the victory against Scunthorpe Scorpions on Friday.

And with fellow reserve Henry Atkins also unavailable, Plymouth will have to call on the services of guests Jason Edwards and Ben Morley, as well as Chris Harris in place of Kennett.

Pirates continue to boast their full one-to-seven.

Ford told the club's website: "We can obviously take heart from our cup victory there earlier this season, but there is no doubt that Garry May will have his side fired up for this one.

"In that cup fixture I don't think we saw the best of Danny (King) as, unusually for him at the Coliseum, he didn't record a race win and scored just five points.

"They also had Dan Gilkes on fire that night, scoring 16 points and his injury at the weekend will come as a huge blow for them, and we can only wish Dan a very speedy recovery."

Captain King now moves to the number one spot following the updated averages, with Steve Worrall dropping down to three and Richard Lawson moving to five.

Pirates: Danny King, Zach Cook, Steve Worrall, Ben Cook, Richard Lawson, Drew Kemp, Nathan Ablitt.

Plymouth: Chris Harris (guest), Alfie Bowtell, Ben Barker, Michael Palm-Toft, Hans Andersen, Jason Edwards (guest), Ben Morley (guest).