Sheffield speedway: Ben says thanks

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Ben Wilson has paid tribute to his employers and sponsors for helping him relaunch his speedway career.

Wilson, now 28, has rejoined home town club Sheffield after a brief spell with Stoke in the National League where he rediscovered his confidence and form after three years out of the sport.

He admits Sheffield were the only club he would leave the Potters for - and he’s made a steady, if unspectacular, start to life back at Owlerton.

After quitting speedway he went into full-time employment but got the big back for racing again last winter.

He said: “I just concentrated on work with Steel City Bearings, who’d been my sponsor, and a massive thanks to them for all their help - and for getting me back into the sport when I decided to make a comeback.

“I thought best thing to do would be to go back to National League racing with Stoke and everything’s been going really well.

“I feel good on the bike and have had some big scores up and down the country.

“When the call came from Sheffield I just couldn’t refuse it. Now I just want to do well for the team and get back to where I was in the Premier League, six, seven, eight points a meeting. The main thing is to do well for the team and not let them down.”

Tigers are back in action at Owlerton tomorrow when they start a hectic spell of fixtures at home to Peterborough.