Speedway: Hoggart urges Tigers fans to stand behind young stars

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David Hoggart is urging fans to turn out in force and support some of Britain’s brightest young stars at Owlerton this Thursday.

Sheffield face Dudley Heathens, who are set to bring plenty of supporters from the West Midlands, for the Ozchem Trophy in memory of Darren and Sharon Boocock, who had links with both clubs.

The Heathens include Nathan Greaves, the current British Under 16 champion from Chesterfield, and West Yorkshire teenager Max Clegg.

Admission for the event has been slashed to £12 adults and Hoggart says it will be a good workout for his lower order.

“We will go with Facundo Albin, Joe Haines, Damien Koppe and Jake Knight,” said Hoggart.

“I want to give the boys some valuable track time and hopefully they will get some confidence boosting points under their belt.

“But Dudley will be tough. They’ve got some of Britain’s best young kids in their side and it will be good to see them around Owlerton. Both Nathan and Max have done plenty of laps around Sheffield and I’m sure we are in for a good night of racing.”

“They also have Premier League riders in their team. Ash Morris is riding for Workington, Lewis Blackbird at Scunthorpe and Paul Starke Berwick so they have riders who are capable of winning races.

“I’m expecting a tough, competitive meeting and I hope the supporters come out in force and enjoy a good night out.

“Dudley are bringing a few, I know that for sure. They were always well supported in the Cradley days and they still are now.”