Flourishing Auty bids to boost Tigers bid

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JOSH Auty is hoping his big score for Elite League Coventry on Monday will set him up for a bumper end to the season.

The Sheffield youngster is doubling-up with the Elite League side and will ride for them again at King’s Lynn tonight.

He notched 8+2 from five rides in the top flight as Coventry pushed Peterborough hard at the East of England Showground.

And he said: “This is the best I have felt since I came back from my broken ankle.

“I felt really quick and it was great for me to score some good points in the Elite League.

“I’m hoping to continue that at King’s Lynn and then for Sheffield at Ipswich on Thursday when we have some important league points to chase.

”I want to take confidence from this and score lots of point for the rest of the season and it would be great if Sheffield could kick on from here and continue the challenge at the top of the table.”

Auty remains ambitious and wants to make up for lost time in the final weeks of the campaign. He said: “I want to achieve as much as possible and I feel I am making steps in the right direction.

“I was left disappointed with my injury robbing me the chance of riding in the British Final and also qualification for the World Under 21 Final, that hurt me in particular because I had already won a qualifying round. I want to score as many points as possible between now and the end of the season to give me confidence for March 2012 when it all starts again, that has to be the aim.

“I want to ride at the highest level I can but I’m not saying I don’t want another season in the Premier League. The Elite League is tough when that’s all you’ve got in your diary.”