Proctor returns to start new season with Sheffield Tigers in League Cup clash

New boy Ashley Birks will ride for Sheffield Tigers against his formeer club Scunthorpe
New boy Ashley Birks will ride for Sheffield Tigers against his formeer club Scunthorpe
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Sheffield star Ty Proctor says he is returning to Owlerton tonight with unfinished business.

The Aussie ace endured a torrid 2014, seeing his campaign with the Tigers prematurely ended by injury just as he started to hit top form.

But he has been handed a return to the club and takes his place in the side for tonight’s League Cup tie with Scunthorpe (7.30).

Proctor, who arrives on a modest 6.27, believes the Tigers have a side capable of big things having made a string of exciting signings.

“I feel there are a few things that need to be finished off at Sheffield,” said Proctor.

“It’s a great club that has all the right attributes to be amongst the best clubs in the Premier League, and with the new additions to the team I feel we are definitely heading in the right direction.

“Our team looks really good on paper, logically it should work and I don’t see any reason why it won’t as long as we have some good luck along the way. My last 18 months hasn’t been ideal with injuries, but it’s been quite a different approach for me this year which I am relishing the challenge.

“I know what I’m capable of, the promotion know what I’m capable of, and I feel relaxed in that I don’t need to prove to everyone what I can do.”

Tigers have David Bellego and Arthur Sissis making their debut tonight and there’s a welcome return to Owlerton for Ashley Birks after his winter switch – ironically from Scunthorpe.

Former Sheffield man Josh Auty rides for the Scorpions.

Sheffield: Simon Stead, Andre Compton, Ashley Birks, Ty Proctor, David Bellego, Josh Bates, Arthur Sissis.

Scunthorpe: David Howe, Theo Pijper, Alex Davies, Carl Wilkinson, Josh Auty, Ellis Perks, Nike Lunna.