Rejuvenated Hall ready to fill Auty void

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RICHARD Hall will be back in Tigers colours for tomorrow’s tough home Premier League clash with Newcastle.

Hall, who was left out of the Owlerton team plans during the winter, has linked up with Leicester for the successful relaunch of the sport in the city.

But he has agreed to return to his parent club as a guest replacement for the injured Josh Auty. It is unlikely Auty will be back in the fold until August, having broken his ankle.

Hall said: “I still love riding at Sheffield and it will be nice to be back in their team for the night although I have to say I wish Josh all the best in his recovery.”

Hall admits he jumped at a chance to comeback to Sheffield, saying: “Sheffield is one of my favourite tracks and when they asked me about guesting for them I was only too happy to say yes.

“Newcastle will be a tough test and we will all need to be riding at the best of our ability.

“Leicester has been a good move for me. It has been an exciting move for my career overall.

“I was disappointed when I was told there was no place for me at Sheffield but I understand the rules and there is a team building average everyone has to stick to.

“So for me to go to a brand new club with a new track in a city like Leicester was an opportunity I didn’t want to pass by.

“The team has been hit and miss but I’m sure we will be fine. We are at Sheffield next week so I’ll be looking to do the opposite and do well against the Tigers!”

Meanwhile, Newcastle will also include a former Sheffield rider, with Lee Complin stepping in as a guest replacement for Mark Lemon.

And Tigers have booked Aaron Summers for the trip to Edinburgh on Friday which appears to be a wise move as the Australian is a former Monarchs rider.

The Tigers will be searching for a third consecutive victory on home soil in June when they entertain Newcastle, who are currently in 11th position.