Monday July 17, 2017
SHEFFIELD have solved one half of their reserve problems by snapping up experienced Danish racer Jan Graversen.

The 30-year-old started the season with Somerset in the SGB Premiership before being released as part of a triple switch by the Rebels.

But Graversen is now back in British Speedway with the Window Centre Tigers and club promoter Damien Bates feels the Dane can be the missing link at reserve.

“It’s well known we’ve had problems with reserves all season but hopefully now we’re on our way to giving our top five riders the bit of support they need,” Bates said.

“Jan had slipped under the radar a little bit but we looked at what he’s done and he’s a decent rider.

“We’ve only got a certain amount of points to play with but to be able to bring in someone like Jan with the experience he’s got is a bit of a bonus for us really.

“That will hopefully benefit the team as a whole and we know he’s a very capable rider on his day.

“I think it was pretty harsh on him being dropped by Somerset earlier in the season because he’d been riding well and getting some good scores in the league above.

“One of Jan’s strengths that I’ve always noticed is his gating. He’s a decent trapper and that can give you a decent edge in this league.

“We’re not expecting double figures from him every week; all we want is some solid reliable points from reserve and realistically if he can chip in with five points or more then he’s done his job.

“He was actually at Owlerton last Thursday and he already knows everyone in the team. I don’t think it will take him much time to settle at all to be honest.

“We’re looking forward to working with him and hopefully he can make a bit of a difference.”

Graversen will make his debut in Thursday’s SGB Championship clash with Workington at Owlerton (7.30).

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