Huge test for Sheffield Tigers

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Sheffield boss Jack Lee’s side are in the last-chance saloon as they travel to Peterborough tomorrow.

Having battled to their highest Premier League finish since 2011, Tigers saw their title dreams dealt a blow in the 46-44 play-off quarter-final defeat first leg with Panthers at Owlerton last week. They are now left travelling Peterborough knowing nothing less than a win will do.

Having also lost No.1 Jason Garrity to injury, Lee said: “It’s going to be hard but we’ll go there with a positive attitude and do everything we can to keep our season going. There’s only two points in it, and it’s not impossible to win away from home.”

Lee added: “There’s no doubt we will be up against it, but if we can get all the boys fired up and riding at their best we are capable of coming away with a result.

“Hopefully we can get off to a strong start and get on the front foot early on, but whatever happens we’ll certainly give it our best shot because this is our last chance now.

“We were really disappointed with the result in the first leg, especially after getting off to such a great start. After three heats we were thinking we might have a chance to really put ourselves in the driving seat heading into the second leg, but instead we are going to be up against it.

“We had a couple of problems with bikes and the track was a bit slicker than usual, but we were just gutted things didn’t come together.

“Hopefully we can put things right in the away fixture, that’s what we are aiming for.”