Tigers leave it late over fans’ favourite

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EMILIANO Sanchez will leave it until the last possible moment before making a decision on whether to make his return for Tigers in tomorrow’s Premier League clash with Berwick at Owlerton.

The hugely popular Argentinian has not featured since the opening night of the season a fortnight ago when he crashed and suffered rib and shoulder damage.

He has been resting but this week he has received treatment. If he fails to make the Berwick clash, the chances are he will also sit out Saturday’s historic trip to Leicester for the re-opening of the sport in the city.

Tigers owner Neil Machin said: “Emiliano is making progress and he is frustrated that he has had to miss meetings already this season.

“But he wants to ensure he is totally ready to return because we don’t want to see him take a setback by coming back too soon and ruling himself out of future meetings.

“He’s a key member of our team and we need him back when he is totally sure, but it’s up to Emiliano himself to declare himself ready and we have to go along with his feelings on that matter.

“It is just disappointing for the lad that everyone else has made a good start to the season and he’s now going to have to play catch-up because he is a couple of weeks behind the rest of them.

“Hopefully we can have a good, solid team performance against Berwick because I know they are very ambitious side and want to become one of the top teams in the league.”