GREENWOOD EXCITED FOR WEDNESDAY DEBUT

Wednesday July 25, 2018
RECENT recruit Dan Greenwood is keen to show he’s still got it on his home debut for Birmingham tonight (Wednesday, 7.30).

The Edwards Plumbing Brummies host Plymouth at Perry Barr, desperate to bounce back to winning ways after suffering their first home defeat of the season to Mildenhall last week.

But the signing of Greenwood certainly gives Birmingham more reliability in their middle order, with fans’ favourite Danyon Hume still sidelined with a dislocated shoulder.

Greenwood scored a solid eight points in Monday’s challenge at Kent and he’s now eager to remind people what he is capable of at this level.

And based in Sedgley, Greenwood believes a local club like Birmingham is the ideal fit to help him rediscover his potential after a frustrating start to the year.

“It’s a really exciting club to join,” Greenwood said.

“Since they joined the National League, they’ve always been there-or-thereabouts and with the new promotion and all the new things they’ve got going on, I’m looking forward to it.

“Birmingham’s is a track that suits me; it’s usually prepared well and I know my way around there so it shouldn’t take me too long to get into the swing of things.

“It’s been a bit of a tough run for me though over the past couple of years.

“I know I haven’t been riding as well as I can do and I’m not quite sure what I’d put that down to.

“But I bought a new bike at the start of the season and it’s going to be good to finally be able to get out there on it after missing out on a team spot at the start of the season.

“I’ve had a lot of time to sit there and think about things and I’ve still got a lot to prove.

“I’m feeling good and I’m coming into it fresh and hopefully that will work in my favour.

“Stepping into Danyon’s boots isn’t going to be easy, but I know what I’m still capable of and I’m hoping I can do a good job for Birmingham.”

Birmingham also hand a debut to Jamie Sealey at reserve while opponents Plymouth are led by former Cradley man Ellis Perks at No.1 with current Heathens rider Alfie Bowtell standing in as a guest for injured Ben Hopwood.

Youngster Sheldon Davies, who impressed supporters with his effort on his full Brummies debut last week, will be available for autographs and a chat between 6.15 and 6.45 in the main grandstand lower bar.

Junior supporters will be invited onto the track during the interval for a circuit race and the main event will be followed by Midland Development League action between the Birmingham ‘Ductair Electrics’ Bulls and Milton Keynes.

Admission is £13 adults, £12 concessions, £3 juniors (12-16) while kids 11 and under go FREE – an offer the club are hoping many will take advantage of with it being the first week of the summer holidays for most.

BIRMINGHAM: Tom Bacon, Callum Walker, Leon Flint, Dan Greenwood, James Shanes, Jamie Sealey, Sheldon Davies.

PLYMOUTH: Ellis Perks, Bradley Andrews R/R, Henry Atkins, Richard Andrews, Alfie Bowtell, Macauley Leek, Ryan Terry-Daley.


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