Speedway: In-form Poole demands away improvement

Taylor Poole leads the way for Tigers against Peterborough.
Taylor Poole leads the way for Tigers against Peterborough.
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Red-hot reserve Taylor Poole wants to take his high-scoring home form onto the road to help Sheffield climb the Premier League standings.

The Australian ace racked up a haul of 12+1 points for the second successive Owlerton outing as the Tigers edged out Peterborough on Thursday night.

And now Poole is targeting more of the same when Sheffield attempt to pick up their first away points of the league campaign at Workington tomorrow, 3pm.

Poole said: “I’m pretty happy with the way things are going now. I’m finally starting to score the sort of points I expect of myself in every meeting.

“It was a great effort to beat Peterborough considering we had so many guys out. There were only four of us regular riders on the victory parade!

“We know we need to pick up more good results, especially away from home. We will be doing everything we can to do that at Workington and hopefully I can chip in with plenty of points again.”

Ty Proctor is expected to return from injury at Derwent Park but the Tigers team will still contain two guests.

Sheffield draft in former Workington man Richard Lawson at number one in place of skipper Simon Stead, who is on World Cup duty, while Benji Compton steps in at reserve for injured Josh Bates. They will also operate rider replacement to cover the absence of Leigh Lanham.

The trip to Workington marks the start of a hectic run of three meetings in as many days for the Tigers.