New Sheffield Tigers boss expects to challenge for honours

Jack Lee, the new Tigers boss. Photo: Ian Charles.
Jack Lee, the new Tigers boss. Photo: Ian Charles.
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Jack Lee is desperate to help bring the glory days back to Sheffield after he was last night unveiled as new Tigers boss.

The experienced former Buxton and Birmingham chief takes over from Joe Screen who stepped aside following a year in the role.

And having come close to landing the job in the past, Lee is delighted to have finally get the opportunity to lead the Tigers in the 2015 season.

With a strong side at his disposal Lee is keen to lead them to a successful campaign challenging for honours.

He said: “It’s a great opportunity for me, and I’m really looking forward to getting started. It’s probably come 20 years later than I expected – I’ve been there or thereabouts a couple of times before and it’s never happened, for whatever reason, but to get the chance to manage Sheffield at last is a great honour.

“I go to Sheffield every week and know a lot of people there, it’s a great club and I’m delighted to have the chance to be involved.

“My Dad first started me riding speedway at Sheffield doing second halves back in the 1960s, so to now be managing the club is quite something.

“I’m looking forward to getting my teeth into it and seeing if we can get some silverware for Sheffield.”

Lee added: “It’s been a tough few years for Sheffield, but it’s a great club that should be challenging for silverware more often so hopefully we can turn things around.

“We look like we have a good team who are capable of doing well. I don’t know much about Arthur Sissis but from what I’ve heard he’s going to be a really good rider for us at reserve and I know the rest of the side looks strong.

“We’ve got some great riders like Steady and Ashley Birks, so hopefully with a bit of luck on our side we can have a good season. After a tough year for the club last year we want to climb up the table, get into the play-offs and try to win something.

“As long as we can stay away from the injury problems they had last year then I think we can really be challenging.”