IPSWICH v TIGERS, PREVIEW

Tuesday July 11, 2017
JOSH Grajczonek is under no illusions over Sheffield’s task at Ipswich on Wednesday (7.30) after experiencing their power first hand.

The Sheffield Window Centre Tigers number one stood in for Peterborough’s Chris Harris against the Witches a little over a week ago, scoring nine from five rides which included an opening-heat retirement.

Despite taking three chequered flags in a 48-42 win, Grajczonek acknowledged the Panthers had their work cut out against a team that has won 10 out of 10 Championship meetings at home and taken something from more than half of its away days.

And with Sheffield’s 52-41 defeat in Suffolk still fresh in the memory, Owlerton’s top man knows only his team’s best will do as they kick off a run of three meetings in three days.

“Ipswich will be tough, they have two big hitters in Rory Schlein and Danny King and the rest of their team is pretty strong too,” said Grajczonek.

“They all looked good at Peterborough, Sedgy (Justin Sedgmen) was trapping like a demon and so fast once he got in front, you could say the same for Kyle Newman too.

“It is not going to be easy. We struggled at times on the road before winning at Workington so we will have to be on top of our game for this one.

“This will be a busy few days for us but hopefully we can go and get something there because we didn’t do too well at their place earlier in the season.

“We need to keep getting points on the board if we want to get into the play-offs. Our home form is good so we have to keep targeting those away points, if we can do that I am sure we can get there.”

Josh Bailey stands in at reserve for the Tigers following Robert Branford’s shoulder injury. Ipswich track a full one-to-seven.

IPSWICH : Danny King, Kyle Newman, Cameron Heeps, Justin Sedgmen, Rory Schlein, Nathan Greaves, Connor Mountain.
SHEFFIELD: Josh Grajczonek, Todd Kurtz, Lasse Bjerre, Josh Bates, Kyle Howarth, Josh Bailey, Nathan Stoneman.

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