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The Plymouth Westcolour Gladiators return to Championship League action with a trip to Oxford on Wednesday evening.

There are some late changes to the planned Westcolour Gladiators Team; with Michael Palm-Toft declaring himself unfit following a brave attempt to return from his horrifying crash at Poole a fortnight ago, in a return at Peterborough on Monday night.

In better news though for the Westcolour Gladiators, Hans Anderson is now available as his scheduled Danish League Fixtures on Wednesday, which takes priority over any UK Fixtures, was cancelled late on Tuesday evening, meaning he is able to fly back to the UK to take his place in the Westcolour Gladiators Team.

Ben Barker, always a quick healer, returns in double quick time following a crash at Peterborough a couple of weeks ago and he moves into the No 1 slot as he is the top averaged rider on the July Green Sheet Averages.

Former British Champion Danny King comes in as a Guest for the still injured Edward Kennett. Edward has had a further consultation with specialists about his badly damaged arm and is scheduled for various further tests to assess nerve and ligament damage in an attempt to ease the constant pain and numbness he is suffering with the injury.

Alfie Bowtell, Harry McGurk and Ben Morley, who continues to deputise for Dan Gilkes, who is slowly recovering from his multiple injuries, make up the rest of the septet.

With final confirmation awaited of the Oxford Team; as they too are awaiting late injury updates before formalising replacements and their line-up, the Westcolour Gladiators will be seeking to maintain their excellent away form and will be looking to both pick up points and also maintain their record of being the only Championship Team to score at least 40 points in every League Match so far in 2022.

We’ll have a full report of the Fixture tomorrow and later today a review of last nights Plymouth SWTR Centurions Home match against the Mildenhall Tigers.

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