TIGERS v GLASGOW, PREVIEW

Wednesday August 30, 2017
JAN Graversen revealed how similarities between tracks in his native Denmark and Owlerton have aided his flying start at Sheffield.

The reserve, signed in July, has contributed 44 points from six home meetings to help the Sheffield Window Centre Tigers to an 11-match winning run during a crucial part of the campaign.

It marks something of a renaissance for the 30-year-old who was released by Premiership club Somerset in the earlier part of a season that saw his return to the shale after 12 months out.

And with Sheffield well and truly in the driving seat in the push for top spot in the SGB Championship, Graversen is relishing the challenge of Thursday’s home clash with title rivals Glasgow (7.30).

“The track is similar to what I am used to in Denmark and brilliant for racing,” he said.

“It encourages you to go out and do your best because there are a few racing lines. That side of it can be an issue at other tracks.

“I had a year out and came back because I was missing it so much, I needed that gap to remember why I started racing in the first place and now I am taking it all in.”

Sheffield name a full-strength side but Glasgow have been hit by a late blow after Nike Lunna reported his season had been ended by two broken bones in his back and a broken shoulder following an accident while riding in Sweden on Tuesday.

*To read the full in-depth interview with Graversen, pick up a copy of the club's official programme on your way in.

Sheffield Window Centre Tigers: Josh Grajczonek, Todd Kurtz, Lasse Bjerre, Josh Bates, Kyle Howarth, Jan Graversen, Georgie Wood.

Glasgow: Richie Worrall, Dan Bewley, Aaron Summers, R/R for Nike Lunna, Richard Lawson, Tom Perry, Jack Smith.

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