SHEFFIELD TIGERS: Richard likely to be back - but he must improve on away tracks

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SHEFFIELD Tigers boss David Hoggart is fully expecting Richard Hall to be back in club colours next season.

And he has revealed how North Yorkshire based Hall has invested a significant amount of money in machinery, in a bid to be as competitive as possible.

Hoggart admits Hall’s away form is a cause for concern but he’s backing the rider to get it right in the 2013 campaign.

He said: “Richard is desperate to be back at Sheffield and we will do all we can to accommodate him.

“We know the direction we’re going in from here but we need to be totally sure and hopefully we can make some more progress with the team before Christmas.

“Richard has spent a lot of money on new machinery and he is desperate to show us all what he can do.

“He wasn’t helped last season by being part of a team which was at the wrong end of the table and he holds his hand up and accepts his part of that.

“But he has seen the return of Simon Stead and the determination we have to bring the good times back to Sheffield and wants to be a part of it.

“His away form is a concern and it’s really what has held him back in his career, the small tracks cause him issues.

“Around Owlerton he can be formidable, but at places like Rye House he struggles and he’s determined to put that right in 2013.

“He’s a good lad to deal with and I would say there’s a good chance we will be taking him back for next season. We will certainly be a hard team to beat at home with him in the side.

“We also have a couple of other targets in mind and we are talking to riders on a regular basis.”