Coventry skipper Andreas Jonsson has been explaining the reasons for his decision to quit Elite League racing at the end of the month.
The Swedish star, who was persuaded to return for the 2005 season after a winter phone call from Bees owner Avtar Sandhu, feels that he simply has to cut down on his racing commitments for the sake of his health.
Jonsson has been visibly under the weather in recent weeks and has had hospital tests on a stomach complaint, although he has largely managed to maintain his form, which included a score of 13 (paid 14) in Coventry's tenpoint win over Peterborough on Friday.
He said: "It isn't as bad as I thought it might be, but it is bad enough to do something about it. I am doing too many meetings, too much travelling and not getting enough sleep, and all that has contributed to the problem.
"I feel sorry for the fans and the club and Mr Sandhu, who has been very understanding. But I need to think about my health. I will be back, hopefully next season."
Jonsson is expected to race for the Bees for their next three meetings, starting tonight against Elite League leaders Poole at Brandon. Victory would take Coventry back into the play-off positions - but the Bees promotion now face a headache in trying to replace the Swede at a time when they also have Rory Schlein on the sidelines.
Meanwhile Wolves take on Peterborough at Monmore Green after a two-week break from League action. The Panthers, who include ex-Wolves legends Peter Karlsson and Sam Ermolenko, were poor on their previous visit this season but are hopeful of doing better after their improved showing at Coventry, a meeting which saw Ermolenko address some of his recent problems.
The American incredibly failed to score in a 20-point defeat for Peterborough at Belle Vue last Monday but was much more competitive in scoring seven at Brandon.
Adam Skornicki lines up for Wolves for the first time this season after answering the management's call to come in as a short-term replacement for the injured David Howe.
Wolves felt that to continue with the riderreplacement facility would be a gamble with a busy period of fixtures coming up including a trip to Swindon on Thursday.
Promoter Chris Van Straaten said: "David has a tendency to rush back from injury, and that's not a criticism because he was concerned about the team. He now can take the full medical advice throughout his recovery. We know that Adam can score points for us."
Fredrik Lindgren will go into tonight's meeting on a high after confirming his place in the World Under-21 Final by scoring nine points in Saturday's semi-final.
Coventry's Morten Risager (seven) missed out, but German youngster Martin Smolinski qualified for the final.