PETER Schroeck is ‘excited’ to see what Luke Killeen brings to Oxford Cheetahs on debut tonight.

The 17-year-old Australian comes in as guest for the visit of Glasgow Tigers (7.30pm), just eight days after belatedly making his first appearance for development team Oxford Chargers.

Killeen had to wait an extra two months for his debut due to a delay in receiving his British passport, but still began with a haul of 13+2 at Plymouth Centurions last week.

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And Cheetahs coach Schroeck believes the teenager has the right mentality.

“I worked with Luke at Plymouth and I had lengthy talks with him to sort out his passport troubles,” he said.

“The boy’s got the right attitude towards speedway.

“A lot of the reserves in the Championship are riding in the National League and he’s no different.

“He’s only 17 years old, but he’s got a very good head on him.

“I’m very excited, it’s not just about the points but having that excitement.

“He’s one of the riders who enjoys his speedway.

“When they’re having a good time they usually come up with the goods.”

Six of Cheetahs’ final seven meetings are at Oxford Stadium as they aim to cut the five-point gap to the SGB Championship play-off places.

Schroeck said: “Winning our matches at home is important.

“We’re more than capable of doing it, with the right attitude and the right approach I think we’ve got a good chance.

“We can’t control what other people do, we can only control our own destiny.

“Let’s keep enjoying it and appreciate what we’ve got, because speedway is the winner with having Oxford back.”