WORKINGTON v TIGERS, PREVIEW

Friday July 07, 2017
SHEFFIELD boss Simon Stead has demanded a much improved performance from his side when they travel to Workington on Saturday (7pm).

The Tigers slipped to their heaviest defeat of the season last time out, going down 55-37 at Glasgow.

Stead described it as a frustrating and disappointing result – and is keen to see his team deliver a response at Derwent Park.

“The boys know my feelings on last weekend and they know we expect a hell of a lot more at this club,” Stead said.

“But hopefully they’ve had chance to think about where they went wrong and I’d like to think they are fired up for when we go to Workington.

“We know Workington are a very strong team, particularly at home, and we were disappointed with the loss we had at their place towards the beginning of the season.

“But like I say, we were hurting after last week at Glasgow so it’s time to get ourselves back on track and hopefully we can walk away with a much more positive result.”

The Tigers are at full strength with Josh Bates returning to the line-up after missing last week’s fixture due to illness.

Presuming USA don’t qualify for Saturday’s Monster Energy FIM Speedway World Cup Final, the Comets will use Ricky Wells at No.1 in place of Craig Cook who will be representing Great Britain.

Workington reserve James Sarjeant is ruled out with a broken thumb – but they are now sweating on the availability of booked guest Danny Ayres who crashed heavily at Redcar on Thursday.

WORKINGTON: Ricky Wells, Mason Campton, Ty Proctor, Matt Williamson, Thomas Jorgensen, Danny Ayres (if fit), Rob Shuttleworth

SHEFFIELD: Josh Grajczonek, Todd Kurtz, Lasse Bjerre, Josh Bates, Kyle Howarth, Rob Branford, Nathan Stoneman

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