No slip-ups tonight, lads

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TIGERS have been warned to avoid complacency when they face Redcar at Owlerton tonight (7.45).

Eric Boocock’s men are still jubilant after producing one of the performances of the season to beat Somerset 53-40 on their own track on Tuesday.

They gained revenge for their only home defeat of the season at the hands of the Rebels in April. Said Boocock: “I’ve told the lads the hard work we put in at Somerset will count for nothing if we mess it up at home to Redcar. They all understand their responsibilities and realise what an important meeting it is because we need to keep picking up those points to get ourselves back in contention.

“Redcar have some good riders and we cannot afford to take them for granted, we will be going at it from the start.”

Tigers will be without Emiliano Sanchez who suffered a suspected broken bone in his elbow at Somerset. Boocock said: “Once again it’s unlucky because Emiliano wasn’t at fault for the crash.” Josh Auty rides before starting the marathon journey to Slovenia for his World U-21 qualifier at the weekend.

For Friday’s return at Redcar former Sheffield man Josef Franc makes a guest appearance and at Berwick on Saturday Aaron Summers replaces him. Redcar have added Czech Republic star Lubos Tomicek to their side as a replacement for the injured Adam Roynon. And once again they include 1992 world champion Gary Havelock who is still going strong, aged 44.