SHEFFIELD TIGERS: City riders must avoid ‘disaster’

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SHEFFIELD supremo Neil Machin has demanded a better performance from his side as they look to avoid heading to the bottom of the Premier League.

The Tigers face Workington at Owlerton tonight (7.45pm) just one point above the dreaded 13th place, and have raced four more meetings than current occupiers Berwick. Sheffield are looking to avoid a hat-trick of home defeats and owner Machin has called on his side to up their game.

He said: “We demand a much improved overall performance from the team this week, two home defeats in a row is unacceptable but three would be a disaster. Workshop’ points will prove crucial against a Comets team who have already tasted victory here this season in the Premier League Cup, so we are expecting improvement across all areas.

“We know a scrap for the points is on the cards, the Workington top three (Rene Bach, Richard Lawson, Adam Roynon) will chase big scores; they did some damage here earlier this year. Tero Aarnio is a potential heat winner too.”

Sheffield are without Pepe Franc and Emiliano Sanchez, with Australian Kevin Doolan stepping in to the number one jacket for the night.