Sheffield Tigers plot revenge victory

Sheffield skipper Simon Stead is targeting revenge when they host Workington at Owlerton on Thursday.

Tuesday, 31st May 2016, 7:18 am
Simon Stead, Sheffield Tigers captain

The Window Centre Tigers went down 55-37 at the Comets on Saturday - a defeat which ended Sheffield’s run of four straight wins.

But they still sit in a strong position in the Premier League and Stead is backing his side to return to winning ways on Thursday.

“We were really disappointed with Saturday night, and apart from Jason (Garrity) we all seemed to be struggling,” Stead said.

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“We were hoping to pick up some points, especially as we went there on good form, but it was a tough night.

“It wasn’t a good performance, but we just have to put it down to one of those nights and look to put it behind us.

“We’ll all be looking to make up for Saturday by beating them in the return fixture, so hopefully we’ll be back at our best and will get another three points.

“Overall it’s been a positive start to the season and we can’t have too many complaints.

“The fixtures have fallen quite nicely for us as most away tracks we’ve had to go to so far are all circuits that our team tends to go well at.

“But we’ve still gone out there, scored the points and got the job done.

“We’ve had the odd injury problem here or there, and we can’t wait to get Josh (Bates) back, but on the whole the team has been going really well.

“Kyle (Howarth) has been going really good, Jason (Garrity) has come back more determined than ever and Arthur (Sissis) has made a steady return too.”

“Nathan (Greaves) has shown plenty of encouraging signs but Dimitri (Berge) has probably stood out more than anyone.

“With him being at No.2, I race with him in three of my rides and I can tell you now he has been absolutely flying!

“He’s in some great form - as are the team on the whole so there’s plenty to be positive about.”