STAND-IN Sheffield skipper Andre Compton is backing his side to rise to the challenge of a mouth-watering top of the table clash with Peterborough at Owlerton tonight (7.30).
The Tigers suffered just their third defeat of the season at Glasgow on Tuesday, although they put in a determined effort and demonstrated plenty of encouraging signs.
They will now be looking to bounce back to winning ways and seize the opportunity to leapfrog the Panthers to return to the top of the Premier League table.
Jack Lee’s side will remain without Ty Proctor due to his ongoing visa issues with rider replacement operating in his place, whilst Craig Cook guests in the No.1 spot.
Compton knows they will face a stern test against in-form Peterborough – but he believes they can come out on top in what is set to be an exciting clash.
Said Compton: “It would have been good to come away with a point, but we had a few incidents and things which just didn’t quite go our way on the night.
“Being without Ty (Proctor) certainly made a difference as well, but we certainly didn’t disgrace ourselves. Everyone gave it their best shot and there were still plenty of positives to take despite the defeat.
“It’s going to be a tough meeting for us on Thursday against Peterborough. They’ve been going really well recently so it’s definitely not going to be easy, but we are looking forward to the challenge.
“I’m sure we’ll all knuckle down give it our best shot, and at Owlerton we have to feel confident we have what it takes to get the win.
“It will need a big effort from every rider, and we’ll all have to be on the top of our game, but hopefully we can all pull together and get a big three points.”
SHEFFIELD: Craig Cook, Ty Proctor R/R, Ashley Birks, Jason Garrity, Andre Compton, Arthur Sissis, Josh Bates.
PETERBOROUGH: Brady Kurtz, Michael Palm Toft, Ulrich, Ostergaard, Lewis Blackbird, Robert Lambert, Oliver Greenwood, Simon Lambert.