SPEEDWAY: Last chance for cup Tigers

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SHEFFIELD will look to recover from a disappointing weekend to beat Scunthorpe this evening - and give themselves a chance of reaching the Premier League Cup semi-finals.

The Tigers went down by 17 points at Plymouth on Friday before making the long trek to Berwick where a patched-up side lost 50-39.

Pepe Franc and Richard Hall were both away and World Longtrack Grand Prix duty and Chris Schramm was missing after crashing out of the Plymouth clash, and the defeat in the Borders now means that the Tigers need to beat Scunthorpe tonight.

The city side are third in the Northern Section table with one meeting to race, and only the top two go through to the last four.

Newcastle occupy second spot and face rivals Redcar at home this evening, and a win for them means that Sheffield are out.

Tigers owner Neil Machin said: “Newcastle are obviously now favourites but we still need to do our business tonight.”

Sheffield: Pepe Franc, Hugh Skidmore, Chris Schramm, Richard Hall, Ricky Wells, Joe Haines, Emiliano Sanchez.

Scunthorpe: David Howe, Tero Aarnio, Guest, Tom Armstrong rider replacement, Josh Auty, Ashley Birks, Michael Palm Toft.