Sheffield speedway: new signing loves Owlerton track

Adam Roynon
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NEW Tigers signing Adam Roynon is “over the moon” to pull on a Tigers race jacket.

Cumbrian racer Roynon has joined the side in place of young Brit Jake Knight and his inclusion should strengthen a Sheffield team in need of a boost.

Roynon is back in the saddle after three months out with a head injury. But now he says he’s ready to go again with a team he’s always wanted to represent. He said: “I’m happy to be with Sheffield, they’re a great club and I love the track. I asked the management if I could come and practice after meetings to try and get some laps in and then they approached me about joining the team, We had to wait a bit for the averages to work out but now it’s all sorted I’m delighted, I just want to get on and help the team. We’ve had a tough year so far but it’s a good side and we can still do something.”

Roynon also admitted that the prospect of riding with Tigers skipper Simon Stead was a big factor in his decision. He said: “I’ve always wanted to ride with Steady so I’m excited about being in the same team.”

He added: “He’s someone I’ve always looked up to so to ride with him will be awesome, he’s one of the best riders in the league so I’ll definitely look to him for some advice. I know most of the guys in the team so it’ll be easy to fit straight in and I’m just looking forward to getting on with it now.”

Roynon will race at Owlerton this Thursday – but against Sheffield.

He will ride at No.1 for Dudley Heathens in the Ozchem Trophy, a meeting which offers reduced admission prices with adults at £12.