New boy Haines looks to revitalise career at Tigers

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JOE Haines is desperate to rediscover the form which took him to the British Under-21 title last year.

Haines took the title in April 2010 at Lakeside but since then a combination of loss of form and serious injuries have hindered his career.

Now the Bolton-based racer is ready to use his move to Sheffield to kick-start his battle to get back to top form.

He said: “I’m really pleased to be joining Sheffield, it’s a fantastic club and very professional.

“I am buzzing about joining them and I really cannot wait for the season to start, it’s going to be a big year for me and I’m pleased to have the chance at Sheffield. I want to get back to how I was when I won the Under-21 title.

“It’s the closest home track I’ve ever had. Living in Bolton I can get to Sheffield in an hour and a half and that’s a real bonus for me.

”I’ve always loved the Sheffield track even though I’ve had some poor meetings there, last season wasn’t good for me and I just had enough at the end and thought about retiring permanently.

“But I have soon realised how much I love the sport and the buzz I get from it, so I’m well keen to get back on track and do well for Sheffield.

“We have the makings of a solid team and hopefully I can get in the points from the very early stages and help the team in a big way.”