Speedway: Sheffield Tigers reveal their squad for new season
Sheffield Tigers have pulled off two sparkling signings as they prepare for their second season of Premiership racing.
Polish star Tobiasz Musielak, a title winner with Swindon in 2019, is returning to British Speedway with the Owlerton club.
And he will be joined by former Grand Prix and World Cup star Craig Cook in a powerful side.
Jack Holder, Adam Ellis and Kyle Howarth are back from last season’s side along with Stefan Nielsen at reserve and Connor Mountain returns after a spell with the club in 2018 when he made 16 appearances.
Fans have welcomed the signings with open arms but there is some disappointment about them being unable to use Josh Pickering because his average is too high for the points limit.
Boss Simon Stead is back for another season after his world title triumph with Great Britain in October and teenage ace Dan Thompson will gain some valuable experience as the club’s number eight rider.
Club co-owner Damien Bates said: “I’m extremely pleased with the way the team has come together and I think the fans will be delighted with it.
“It was always important for us to keep Jack Holder and Adam Ellis because they settled in brilliantly last season and they were both keen to come back to us.
“In Tobiasz and Craig we welcome new signings. I saw the footage of Tobiasz winning the Grand Prix qualifier at Glasgow and he was amazing that night.
“He has plenty of experience on British tracks too which is important and won the league in his last season here. I’m sure he will enjoy it at Sheffield.
“We’ve seen Craig have some fantastic meetings around Sheffield and the nice thing about him is there’s no pressure on him. He’s not our number one or two riders, we have no set targets or expectations on him we just want him to enjoy his racing in Sheffield colours.
“Kyle Howarth was one of the first names on the team sheet and we’re thrilled to have him back.
“We felt Stefan Nielsen deserved another chance with us and we’re pleased to hand him that, plus Connor Mountain is a good rider for us to have as our Rising Star.
“It’s nice to include young Dan Thompson in the group, we’re sure he will only gain experience by being around the club.
“I like the balance within the team and we’re really looking forward to next season.”
Admission prices have been set the same as last season at £19 adults, concessions £17, Children (12-16) £6, Children (Under 12) £1.
Sheffield supporters will be able to snap up their season tickets at Owlerton Stadium this Saturday (December 4) between 10am and 1pm.
They’re priced at £247 adults and £221 Over 65s / students and card payments can now be accepted. They apply to 13 fixtures but not semi-finals, finals, testimonials or British Speedway major events.