Wells relishing double life with Tigers and Wolves

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RICKY Wells is refusing to reveal his targets for the new speedway season following his move to Sheffield.

Wells is preparing for a big season doubling up between the Owlerton side and Elite League Wolverhampton.

The New Zealand-born rider is regarded as a key member of both teams with potential to improve his average.

He’s spent the majority of his life in California and has a USA passport and is due to return to the UK within the next two weeks.

Said Wells: “I am keeping what I want to achieve to myself this year and I hope people understand that.

“You can make yourself look foolish in this sport and I don’t want that to happen because it’s such an important season for me at both Wolves and Sheffield.

“I have personal goals which I keep to myself, but it’s fair to say I feel I need to make progress and I can do that by riding for these two clubs.

“I started last season just with Wolverhampton but once I started doubling-up I went forward and made good progress.

“It’s good for me to have a full season riding for two clubs because I feel I was heading in the right direction once I started getting busier last year. It’s going to be a very interesting season both on a personal level and for the teams I race for.

“I’m looking forward to getting back to the UK and where I’m based over there means it’s good for me with Wolverhampton and Sheffield in good travelling distance.”

Wells will make his Tigers debut on Thursday, March 22, when they face Elite League Belle Vue at Owlerton.

The first action of the season, however, is Shane Parker’s farewell on March 18 including World Champion Greg Hancock.