Sheffield Tigers star intends to end season well

Taylor Poole in action
Taylor Poole in action
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Australian ace Taylor Poole is aiming to see the Premier League season out on a high later this week.

The Sheffield Tigers’ racer has enjoyed a rapid improvement in form since mid-summer when he went to reserve and has continued scoring well since moving back into the main body of the team. Now he wants to enjoy two positive meetings when Tigers face Plymouth at Owlerton on Thursday before heading to Devon for the return the following night.

He was pleased with the home win over Berwick on Thursday and praised the side for their draw in the second meeting of a double header at Workington on Saturday. He said: “It was a tough meeting for us last week, and Berwick came here looking for all four points. They were really up for it and riding well, so to come away with the win was a good result for us.

“It was a shame we couldn’t get all three points at the end, but a win’s a win. I had another pretty good meeting and had a couple of race wins, so all in all it was a good night.

“We obviously went and did well at Workington as well, so we’ve picked things up a bit and we are looking to end the season strongly.

“It just hasn’t been our year, and the way things have gone with injuries has just been terrible for us.

“I think I’m the only rider who hasn’t been injured yet this year, so when you are missing riders like we have been there isn’t much you can do.

“Hopefully we can all come away from the last few meetings injury free and get some good results to end on a high.”

Meanwhile Tigers skipper Simon Stead represents the club on his home track at the Premier League Riders’ Championship this Sunday - and a bumper crowd is expected. Admission is £20 adults, £15 concessions, Juniors £5 and under 11s free. It features 22 races and starts at 5pm.