SHEFFIELD TIGERS: Chris Mills comes to rescue to save Chris Schramm’s Tigers season

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ONE former Tiger has come to the aid of a current one to help Sheffield with their end of season run-in.

Chris Schramm has suffered a spout of bad luck in recent weeks, culminating in two blown engines in last week’s victory over Plymouth. This made it three in a month.

Schramm informed Sheffield that he would have to step down from the side - and the sport - as he couldn’t afford to replace the equipment.

However, former Sheffield man Chris Mills came to the rescue for Schramm and offered him the opportunity to use his equipment, and the two Essex-based racers came to a deal - much to the relief of Sheffield team manager David Hoggart.

He said: “We were really disappointed when Chris told us he would have to step down. But luckily he came to an agreement with Chris Mills.

“Chris has given his absolute all for us since signing and it hasn’t gone perhaps the way he wanted, but he’s had horrendous luck. We’re hoping that this may turn his season around and that he can end on a high because he deserves to.”

Hoggart also revealed that number one Pepe Franc may return to the fold this week after practicing in his homeland on Monday. He said: “Pepe was having a skid in Czech and hopefully he comes through that okay and he can take his place back in the team tomorrow.

“We’ve missed him so it’ll be great to have him back.”

Tigers entertain Berwick in the Premier League tomorrow when they look to make it three home wins in a row.