Speedway: Sheffield Tigers can go unbeaten all season, says new boss Jack Lee

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Jack Lee has made a bold prediction by saying his Tigers side won’t be beaten at home this season.

The new manager took charge for the first time last Thursday and saw Sheffield sweep aside Scunthorpe in a League Cup clash.

And he says an unbeaten home record is the priority as they hunt down a play-off place once the league programme starts.

Said Lee: “A good home record is vital and I firmly believe we can go through the season unbeaten at Owlerton in the Premier League.

“The League Cup is important, we want to win the group and go through of course and we made a good start against Scunny.

“Once we are dialled in for the league programme I cannot see anyone beating us at home, then it’s just a question of what we can pick up away.

“I know this place hasn’t been the fortress it once was, but I believe we have the team capable of making it.

“We’ve got a nice balance about the team and we have a combination of youth and experience which is great.

“We have the best rider in the league in Simon Stead and some promising reserves in Arther Sissis and Josh Bates, so I’m happy with the balance.

“There’s no reason why we can’t prove unstoppable at home and I’m looking forward to the start of the league programme.”

Tigers face Redcar at Owlerton on Thursday before the return at the South Tees Motorsport Park the following night. They then head to Scunthorpe on Bank Holiday Monday at 3pm for more League Cup action.

One away win from those meetings could be enough to see them through subject to a home win on Thursday.