Workington Comets are aiming to reach their first ever Championship play-off final this weekend – with just the Glasgow Tigers standing in their way.

Comets team manager Tony Jackson says it will be a tough encounter over both legs.

But his side are going out all guns blazing to try and reach the final which would prove a major boost to the club and supporters.

“We have both said that this is the toughest semi-final,” said Jackson. “Peterborough finished top of the league and they got to pick what they thought was the best tie for them to get to the final, Lakeside.

“That left us and Glasgow and we know, to get to the final, we have to get past the Tigers.

“And anything can happen in a speedway meeting, which we know from the past.

“We have never got to the play-off final before and this weekend’s winner will take on Peterborough or Lakeside over two legs to be classed as league champions, another thing we have never won.

“So it would be fantastic for the club and for the supporters if we could do it this year.

"But we are taking it one step at a time. It was great to get in the top four, which was tough as well.

“We had done a lot of hard work over the season but the last couple of places were keenly contested so we were delighted to get in there.

But you have to be in it to win it.”

Glasgow go into the meeting without former Comet Craig Cook, as he is out with a hand injury

But instead they have called in another expert of the Workington track, ex-Comets rider of the year Ricky Wells.

There is some doubt though over the meetings, given the poor weather forecast.

If they are called off, both legs will take place on Sunday, at Glasgow from 1.30pm followed by Derwent Park at 7.30pm.

“Hopefully, the weather will play ball as the final could possibly be the following weekend,” added Jackson.

“We have at least another seven matches left, four at home and three away and possibly two more if we win this weekend so it will be a busy last few weeks.”

Comets will have rider replacement for the injured Dan Bewley and they are confident that Ty Proctor will also feature, despite taking a knock recently.