PIRATES skipper Steve Worrall believes the 14-point deficit his side must scale in tonight’s Championship grand final second leg with Glasgow Tigers is “more than doable”.

Poole’s trip to Scotland ended in a 52-38 defeat away at Tigers on Monday night, leaving hopes of a third straight Championship title on the brink ahead of tonight’s meeting at Wimborne Road (7.30pm).

Glasgow punished Poole’s slow start at Ashfield, with Pirates forced into damage control in the closing stages.

Despite the healthy lead Tigers possess, Worrall believes it will not be plain sailing for Glasgow down on the south coast.

He shared: “They’ve got a few things going against them, you know, like Vadim's a fantastic rider, I'm sure he'll adapt really quick, but he's never ridden Poole before.

“Some of the Glasgow lads they don't ride Poole like they do like they're (at Ashfield, Glasgow’s home track).

“Obviously we stumbled a little bit with our reserves, Kyle (Newman) had a few dramas which we've got to address that before Wednesday.

“But I just think that at home we're in a better place with our reserves, because obviously that hindered us a bit.

“And the engine room of the team is very strong at Poole for us as well.”

Asked what legendary team boss Neil Middleditch told the team in the aftermath of Monday’s defeat,  Worrall relayed: “He was confident that we can still do it.

“It shows (in the first leg) the fight in the team.

“It was sailing away and other teams would have maybe just rolled over and waved the white flag but we dug in.

“Barring Bomber (Chris Harris) we’d have had a 5-1 in heat 13 and 15, which would have made the scoreline look completely different. But you just can't keep him behind.

“14 points, it's more than doable.”