Speedway: Tigers skipper Adam plots return to Owlerton

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Sheffield skipper Adam Roynon wants to be back at Owlerton in 2014.

The 24-year-old Brit was signed by the Tigers in late June and has made quite an impression in his short spell with the club - so much so that he was handed the captaincy in the absence of the injured Simon Stead.

And now the Cumbrian racer has spoken of his desire to remain at Sheffield long-term.

He said: “Signing for Sheffield has been a great move for me and if everything could be put in place for next year, then I would be delighted to come back.

“I’m really enjoying my racing and riding for Sheffield is everything I thought it would be, I just enjoy the whole setup of the place.

“My form is almost back to where I want it to be, at least at home, and everything is going in the right direction again.”

Roynon was a surprise choice for the role of skipper given he had been a Tiger for less time than any of his team-mates, but it’s a job he is relishing.

He said: “It’s a huge honour to be named as captain, it’s a real privilege and I want to take full advantage of it. I’m just trying to get everyone together and try and get the best out of myself and everyone else.

“We’ve had a tough time with injuries and different things but we give it our all at every meeting and we will do that all season.

“I’m happy with my own form at Owlerton but I just need to keep building my confidence on the smaller, tighter away tracks - but that’ll come with more time on the bike.

“It’s been a brilliant move for me being at Sheffield and I want to stay as long as possible.”

Tigers chiefs are busy working on team plans for this week when they head to Somerset on Wednesday before facing Edinburgh at Owlerton on Thursday.

They’re without skipper Stead, the retired Joe Haines and injured reserve Damien Koppe.