DANNY Ford believes Poole Pirates will face their "biggest test yet" at Wimborne Road when they welcome Edinburgh Monarchs tomorrow.

Poole have breezed to four wins from four at home so far this term, seeing off Plymouth Gladiators, Oxford Cheetahs, Birmingham Brummies and Newcastle Diamonds.

Edinburgh currently sit down in eighth in the table ahead of their trip to Plymouth Gladiators tonight, winless on the road and without injured duo James Sarjeant and Lasse Fredriksen.

Despite that, Ford is wary of the threat the Scottish outfit posed, especially having run Pirates close during the regular league meeting last season, losing 48-42.

"It’s been a difficult time for them injury wise, but we can’t take that for granted," promoter Ford told the Daily Echo.

"I think last season Edinburgh were the only team to come here in the league and pick up a point, so we’ll be looking to send them home pointless tomorrow.

"We’ve been so strong at home, but I think this is our biggest test yet to come.

"They’ve got two riders in particular who can ride this place very well in Sam Masters and Josh Pickering, two very exciting riders and two of the heaviest hitters in the league.

"Our boys are going to have to be on top of their game. I know I say that every week, but I think this one is going to be the biggest challenge to date so far this season."

Aussie Masters, who scored 13+1 in victory over Birmingham last time out, totalled 23+2 from his two rides with the Monarchs at Wimborne Road last season.

"He’s a real class act," Ford said of Edinburgh's number one.

"I’d say looking at the Championship, you’d always pencil Sam down as being there or thereabouts at the top of the averages.

"He rides here so well, but our top three boys do as well, so that’s going to be a real titanic battle in Josh Pickering, who is probably the most entertaining rider in British speedway at the minute.

"He has a never-say-die attitude and I’m looking forward to seeing what he can do.

"Hopefully with the track improvements we’ve had, we’ll see some really good racing."

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

Edinburgh: Sam Masters, rider replacement for Lasse Fredriksen, Kye Thomson, Paco Castagna, Josh Pickering, Jacob Hook, Jason Edwards (guest).