Captain's call to end reign of King's

TIGERS skipper Andre Compton insists it's time to put the record straight as King's Lynn visit Owlerton in the Premier League Play-off semi-final first leg tomorrow (7.45pm).

Wednesday, 3rd October 2007, 8:02 am
Updated Wednesday, 3rd October 2007, 8:21 am

The Norfolk side have been a constant thorn in Sheffield's side over the past two seasons and were the only reason why no silverware came to Owlerton last term.

Now they are aiming to do it again - but captain Compton admits there is an air of determination in the Tigers camp.

"You can't pretend otherwise, we've taken some heavy defeats from King's Lynn," said Compton. "But this is a golden opportunity for us to bounce back and put the record straight.

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"We have a chance to go forward and win the league by beating them over two legs and from our point of view we need a good win on home shale to give us that chance.

"All the boys are up for it. Make no mistake, it hit us hard when we lost to them in the final last year. We were all left deflated even though we had enjoyed a pretty good season, but King's Lynn ensured we had nothing to show for it in the trophy cabinet. Now we need to get it right and beat them.

"I'm not sure how many points we need because they are so strong on their own track, but a substantial lead would be nice for us to take to their place."

Compton is happy with his own run of form despite the disappointment of the Premier League Riders' Championship at Swindon on Sunday when he managed only four points.

"It was just one of those nights," said Compton. "It makes me even more determined to play my part and beat King's Lynn, it would be a great boost for us all.

"I'll be looking for a maximum performance at home, but they have some top riders like Tomas Topinka and Daniel Nermark who will make it tough - but so will their other riders!"