ANDERS Rowe is set to return to action for Poole Pirates when they get their SGB Championship grand final underway later this week.

Rowe has not ridden since crashing out of the first heat during Pirates’ 50-40 victory at Scunthorpe Scorpions on September 22.

After being checked over by medics, it was deemed the young Great Britain star had suffered concussion.

League rules stipulate riders must sit out for a minimum of nine days after such an injury, meaning Rowe missed both of last week’s wins over Edinburgh Monarchs as Poole booked their place in the final.

Pirates’ opponents will be confirmed tonight, after Glasgow Tigers face Oxford Cheetahs. Should Glasgow progress, Pirates will head to Ashfield for the first leg of the final on Friday.

If Oxford prevail, Poole would make the trip to Cowley on Sunday.

The second leg of the final is due to take place at Wimborne Road on October 11.

Asked how Rowe is recovering, Pirates promoter Danny Ford told the Daily Echo: “He’s absolutely fine.

“It was just one of those precautions you’ve got to take when someone hits their head and gets a concussion. If he were to take another fall, that could obviously exacerbate it.

“But he’s absolutely fine. I’ve touched base with him a few times and he feels ready to ride.

“So no further delays once he’s served his time.”