Workington Comets racer Nicolai Klindt is hoping for more wild scenes of celebration if the club can lift the Championship Shield for the first time tonight.

Comets have a slender lead to defend after they came away with a 46-44 win from the first leg of the final against Lakeside at Rye House last night and will host the second leg against the Hammers at Derwent Park tonight (6.30pm start) as the first part of a double header with an outstanding league meeting.

Reflecting on the emotions stirred up when Workington beat Glasgow in the play-off semi-final with a last-heat decider last Sunday, Danish racer Nicolai Klindt said he wants to feel that way again after tonight’s crunch clash.

He added: “Those are the moments you ride and work so hard for.

“It gives you so much back and you don’t think of all the bad moments or negativity, you thrive on the good times.

“That’s what we’ve got to think about and focus on tonight and in the rest of these meetings; that we can have moments like that again."

“The Edinburgh meeting gave us confidence going into the meeting against Glasgow so we knew it was more than possible to overturn it.

“A large crowd always helps but I think the crowd that has been there all season has always been supportive when we’ve needed it.

“I think Sunday was the best crowd in a couple of years and to get that many or more this weekend would be great.”

Klindt believes Comets have overcome more adversity than almost any other club this season to reach three major finals.

“We believed we could get to these finals and to be in this position is awesome,” he said.

“I think other than Peterborough we’re one of the teams that’s been most upset by injuries throughout the year.

“We’ve had Rene Bach, Mason Campton, Ty Proctor and Dan Bewley injured at different times.

“It feels like nearly every meeting we’ve been missing one or two riders but we’ve still managed to come through strong.

“Imagine if we had Dan Bewley? I believe we’d have been walking through everything but that’s speedway.

“That again shows what a good team we are."