Sheffield speedway: Joe relishes the challenge

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JOE Haines says his career is back on track after almost quitting speedway.

Last season’s Tigers rider of the year suffered multiple injuries in a crash in Australia two years ago.

But a full season with Sheffield last year restored his confidence and he was the first name on the 2013 team sheet.

He said: “I considered my future after all the injuries. I’ve ridden through hard times. Hopefully the good times are here now and I can keep improving to get to where I want to be.

“Physically I’m brand new again and getting my confidence back. It helped having a good year last year and having a full season at reserve. Hopefully now I can kick on and put the injuries in the past. It’s a challenge I relish.”

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