Tigers aces bid for pairs glory

Ricky Wells is confident he and Simon Stead can impress in the Premier League Pairs competition
Ricky Wells is confident he and Simon Stead can impress in the Premier League Pairs competition
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Ricky Wells is targeting Premier League Pairs glory on Friday as he teams up with Sheffield skipper Simon Stead.

American Wells will partner Stead at Somerset in the showpiece competition, which sees the top two of eight Premier League teams go head to head-to-battle for the first piece of silverware of the year.

Wells is in fine form at the moment, particularly on away tracks, and he feels he and his number one have as good a chance as anyone of being in the mix.

He said: “Me and Simon have a good chance, for sure, but we know that it’s going to be really tough.

“The home pairing of Jason Doyle and Josh Grajczonek will be very good and Craig Cook of Edinburgh is flying at the moment, I’m not sure who his partner is but they’ll have a great chance.

“But we will be there or thereabouts. Somerset will suit Steady and I’m confident going there too, so we have no reason not to be optimistic. We’ve had fairly good seasons so far so we are hopeful.”

Wells has yet to win a team trophy in his time in England but feels this Friday represents a good chance to get off the mark, and admits that is a motivation.

He said: “That won’t be in my mind, but it would be nice to get my first piece of silverware.

“It’d be cool to be able to give the Sheffield fans something to cheer after a tough month, they’re great to us so we’d love to bring home a trophy. I want to win every race I’m in, and it will be no different to me lining up with Steady on Friday.”