Owlerton’s troubled season must end on a high: Wilson

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Ben Wilson is desperate to help Sheffield end the season on a high note – by winning their remaining two home meetings at least.

Local lad Wilson, who started his career with the club as a schoolboy after riding on the old training track at Owlerton, made a return to the track this season after appearing to be lost from the sport.

He did well for Stoke at National League level and his parent club came knocking on his door for a move to the higher level. He raced well in the home meeting with Workington last Thursday and wants to keep it going against Berwick this week.

He said: “It’s been a tough year for the club, and we’ve been struggling all year. We’ve suffered a lot with injuries and we just haven’t been able to build up momentum which is a shame, but we’ve just got to keep plugging away. We want to give the fans something to cheer about, so if we can win the rest of our home meetings that would be great.

“We know what we are capable of at Owlerton so we are looking to finish off strongly, and if we could pick something up away from home that would be a big positive as well. We’ve struggled away from home, but if we are all at our best we are capable of a good performance. If we can win our home meetings and get an away win it would help everyone head into the winter feeling positive.”

Tigers are hoping Wilson’s fellow reserve Josh Bates will be fit after crashing in Leicester’s home defeat by Swindon at the weekend. He suffered bad bruising and missed his National League meeting for Mildenhall on Sunday.