SHEFFIELD TIGERS: Ricky Wells on track for a cracking season

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RICKY Wells believes he could have the same impact at Sheffield next year as he did for Elite League club Wolverhampton this - as long as he is back at Owlerton.

The American star struggled early on for the Tigers but turned his form around and proved to be a reliable point-scorer both home and away.

His performances for top-flight Wolverhampton were nothing short of sensational though, and his rapid improvement led him to win the club’s rider of the year award. Now the New-Zealand born youngster wants the chance to show the same sort of improvement for Sheffield next year.

He said: “I do think a second year for Sheffield would see me have the same sort of impact as I had at Wolves this year, definitely.

“If I was back next year I’d know the right set-up from the get-go, I wouldn’t have to spend time scratching around trying to find the best way to get my equipment dialled in. That would give me a big boost that I didn’t have this year.

“At Wolves, I knew straight from the first meeting this year what I needed in my set-up and I had learned to ride the track, that could be the same next year at Owlerton. Sheffield is also pretty local to where I live and that makes a difference, no speedway rider wants to travel for hours on end to get to their home track.”

Wells would like an indication from the club about their plans within three weeks.