Speedway: Stead ready to bring silverware back to Sheffield

Simon Stead lines up with Leigh Lanham for the Premier League Pairs Championship
Simon Stead lines up with Leigh Lanham for the Premier League Pairs Championship
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Sheffield skipper Simon Stead is looking to bring silverware back to Owlerton as he leads the club into the Premier League Pairs Championship at Somerset tonight (7pm).

He lines up alongside the vastly experienced Leigh Lanham as the duo battle for glory against a strong field at Somerset’s Oak Tree Arena.

The meeting will be televised live on Sky for the first time and promises to be an exciting evening in what is traditionally one of the most entertaining meetings of the season.

Having missed the event through injury last year, Stead is eager to impress in Sheffield’s first chance to add to their trophy cabinet this season.

Said Stead: “I’m looking forward to the Pairs on Friday, and it should be a great meeting to be involved in.

“It’s the first opportunity we’ve really had to bring some silverware back to Sheffield this season, so we’re determined to take that chance.

“It’s going to be a really tough meeting as there are some strong pairs in there, but if me and Leigh are at our best then there is definitely an opportunity for us to do well.

“Anything can happen in these sorts of meetings. We’ve got to ride together as a pair and if we can do that and help each other out then who knows how we could do.

It’s obviously great to be involved in such big meetings but at the same time we are going there focused on winning it.

“Bringing a trophy back to Sheffield would be a big boost for everyone and would be a great achievement, so that’s got to be our target. That’s what we have to be aiming for.”