COVENTRY Buildbase Bees look to keep their play-off push going as they face Ipswich at Brandon on Friday (8pm).
Bees have already won the reverse fixture at Foxhall 56-37, so victory over the Witches by any margin will be enough for another crucial aggregate point. Midweek results have seen Poole move back into second place in the table, but Coventry are only a point adrift and have three matches in hand.
Olly Allen is still ruled out with a shoulder injury, and Bees will continue to use the rider replacement facility which entitles Chris Harris, Martin Smolinski and the two reserves to extra rides.
Ipswich have problems of their own as both Jesper B Jensen and Kim Jansson crashed in Sweden on Tuesday night and both are expected to be ruled out of the meeting.
The match will see the first Brandon appearances of the Witches' Polish duo Zibi
Suchecki and Marcin Rempala, who are in their first Elite League season, whilst reserve Tobias Kroner is improving all the time and is one of Smolinski's main competitors for a Wild Card position at October's German Grand Prix.
BUILDBASE BEES: Scott Nicholls, Olly Allen r/r, Rory Schlein, Martin Smolinski, Chris Harris, Billy Janniro, Steve Johnston.
IPSWICH: Jesper B Jensen r/r, Guest for Kim Jansson, Chris Louis, Zibi Suchecki, Robert Miskowiak, Marcin Rempala, Tobias Kroner.