Sheffield Tigers want Devilish opener

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Sheffield Tigers launch their Premier League programme at home to Plymouth Devils tonight – and Jack Lee wants to see his side continue the winning habit.

The Owlerton side have triumphed in their opening three meetings, all in the League Cup, to put them on the verge of a prestigious place in the semi-finals.

But vital league business is next on the agenda and Plymouth include young Australian sensation Jack Holder in their ranks, the younger brother of 2012 World Champion Chris.

After seeing his side beat Scunthorpe on their travels on Monday, Lee knows the team are buzzing with confidence.

But he said: “We have to keep it going now, that’s the next big challenge for us.

“We’ve got Plymouth at home in the first league match and then we go to Newcastle on Sunday in the cup for what will be our biggest test so far this season.

“But I can’t fault the lads so far, their performances have been excellent and I’m looking forward to the home meeting.

“I hope the Sheffield fans turn out in force and get right behind us too. These lads deserve support from the people throughout this area and hopefully we can build something pretty special as the season goes on.

“They’re a great bunch of lads to work with and I’m really pleased with the way the season has started. Hopefully we can stay out of trouble and keep it moving.

“Plymouth will give us a test, they have got some high quality riders in their team and we will treat them with great respect. It should be a great night.”

SHEFFIELD: Simon Stead, Andre Compton, Ashley Birks, Ty Proctor, David Bellego, Josh Bates, Arthur Sissis.

PLYMOUTH: Ryan Fisher, Jack Holder, Sam Simota, Kyle Newman, Morten Risager, Sam Chapman, Ashley Morris.