Garrity re-signs for Sheffield Speedway and targets No 1 spot

Jason Garrity leads the way against Glasgow's Richard Lawson last season. Photo: Andy Garner
Jason Garrity leads the way against Glasgow's Richard Lawson last season. Photo: Andy Garner
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Sheffield favourite Jason Garrity has his eyes set on the No.1 spot after sealing a return to the club for the 2016 season.

The all-action 22-year-old was snapped up by the Tigers early on in the 2015 campaign and quickly became a huge hit on the Owlerton terraces.

He will now be back for his first full season with the club, joining Josh Bates and Nathan Greaves as the third name on the Tigers’ team sheet.

Garrity says he is thrilled to have agreed a deal to return to Sheffield, and he is looking to play a key role in finally bringing Premier League glory back to the city.

Although the make-up of the side is not yet known, the ambitious youngster has his sights set firmly on making the No 1 position his own after briefly taking over the role over the closing stages of last season.

Garrity said: “Obviously I’m really happy to be back at Sheffield, it’s a great club and I really enjoyed my time there last season.

“Owlerton is a good track that I enjoy riding a lot, but I’ve still got plenty more to learn around there so I’m hoping to do that next year.

“I had a really good season last season but I’m not good enough yet for where I want to be, so I need to get even better next season.

“I’m going to be chasing that No.1 spot, I want to try and get hold of that position again and make it my own if I can.

“I know it’s going to be tough, but you’ve got to set your sights high and it’s something I believe I’m capable of if I can just build on the way I was riding last season.

“We were pretty unlucky at Sheffield with injuries last season and it was a shame that cost us when it got to the play-offs.

“If we hadn’t have had so many injury problems then who knows how far we could have gone?

“We need to move on from that though and concentrate on next season.

“Hopefully we’ll have another strong team and if we can have a bit more luck on our side we’ve got to be looking to go all the way and bring some trophies to the club.”