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.”

The first leg of the semi-final was due to take place tonight at Glasgow but due to the forecast of heavy rain and potential 70mph winds it has been postponed until Sunday at 1.30pm.

A decision on the Comets Saturday fixture will be taken on Friday. If that is also called off, it will mean a double header on Sunday, with the Derwent Park leg beginning at 7.30pm.

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.

“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.

“They will all want to feature, they won’t want to miss these meetings,” said Jackson.

“They have all worked hard through the year to ride in these matches.”