Speedway: Proctor targets Tigers success

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Ty Proctor has revealed how he turned his back on a contract to race in Sweden to join Sheffield this week.

Proctor, who lives in the city, will replace the unlucky Adam Roynon in tomorrow’s Knockout Cup clash with Berwick at Owlerton.

And the confident rider already has his eyes set on battling for Premier League glory with what he describes as a “really talented side” around him.

Proctor said: “Obviously it’s great to be back in the Premier League after the whole situation that happened at the start of the season with me losing my team place at Somerset.

“Sheffield was one of the last places I expected to end up because I’d already signed to ride in Sweden on a Thursday.

“I had been in talks with a lot of other clubs, but when they were able to fit me in it was a chance I just had to take.

“It was a difficult situation for me having outlaid a lot of money to ride in Sweden and it was a tough decision to make, but when it came to Sheffield everything just felt right and things seemed to fit.

“I live only two minutes from the track now so it’s perfect for me in that respect, and everything just seems to fit into place.

“I’m not going to hide the fact that the beginning of the season hasn’t been ideal for me, and I knew that I needed to be riding more to try and correct that.

“I feel my gating has been something that has been really strong this year.

“It’s just silly mistakes on track that have been costing me.

“I’m sure with riding more now I should be able to correct that and I’m pretty confident I can score plenty of points.

“I need to knuckle down and prove to a lot of fans what I am capable, so hopefully being at Sheffield can enable me to do that.

“I have signed for Sheffield because I want to win the league, and I feel like we have a really talented team with a lot of potential.”