SOMERSET Rebels are slashing admission prices for next Tuesday's Premier League match against Workington Comets at the Oaktree Arena.

Any fans who attend Friday's clash against Redcar will be able to use their admission receipt to get in for £10 against the Comets.

Promoter Debbie Hancock said children aged 16 and under will gain admission for £1 against Workington, and that season ticket holders will be compensated by gaining complimentary entry to the home leg of the Knockout Cup semi-final against Edinburgh at the end of August.

The Rebels want the support of a big crowd over what could be a pivotal week for their Premier League play-off hopes.

“Both matches are going to be tough ones,” said Rebels team manager Garry May.

“Redcar are up there in the upper reaches of the league table on merit and have had a great year, so we'll need to be at our very best if we are to take all three league points from the match.

“Then we have Workington back here at the Oaktree Arena the following Tuesday and, if that match is anything like the second leg of our cup tie against the Comets at the beginning of July, then the fans will be in for another great night's entertainment.

“We need the Somerset fans to turn up in numbers and really get behind the boys - the fans are our 'eighth rider' and can really give the guys a boost in these two crucial home matches as we look to consolidate our place in the top six.”

After the matches against Redcar and Workington, a Rebels run of three home matches in a week ends with the visit of local rivals Plymouth Devils next Friday, August 9.