Roynon hopes and waits for Stead link-up

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New Sheffield recruit Adam Roynon has spoken of his disappointment that Simon Stead won’t be joining him in the team any time soon.

Roynon spoke publicly of his excitement at the prospect of lining up alongside the Great Britain international for the first time in his career, something he says he has always wanted to do.

With Stead likely to be out of action for the rest of the year with a badly broken leg, Roynon will have to wait before he can take to the track with his skipper He said: “I was gutted when I heard about the injury, it’s a horrible blow for Simon because he was having a great season.

“I know better than most how hard it is to get a big injury when you’re going well, The main thing is that Simon gets himself back fit.”

Star columnist Stead has had a string of well-wishers visit him in hospital including David Hirst, Gary Madine and Ryan Rhodes.

Tigers face their biggest meeting of the season on Thursday when Newcastle visit Owlerton in the League Cup semi-final.