Simon says second time around is just fine

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SIMON Stead insists he isn’t taking an easy option by rejoining Sheffield in the Premier League.

And the GB international still has a burning desire to represent his country in the World Cup. Stead is back at Owlerton for a second spell after last riding for Tigers in the all-conquering 2002 season alongside legend Sean Wilson.

Now he is back to lead the side after winning last year’s Elite League title with Swindon. He said: “I’m not coming to Sheffield thinking it’s going to be an easy ride. The Premier League is tough and I’ve read the comments about how I’m expected to be a dominant force.

“Yes, I’ve got my targets but the most important thing is I want to start enjoying my speedway again and I think that will be the case back at Sheffield. I’d rather be riding at Sheffield every Thursday than having to go to Sweden on a Tuesday. It’s all about the enjoyment factor for me now and the scores will come.