‘Rambo’ hails Tigers for rescuing career

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SIMON Lambert says his move to Sheffield a year ago has probably saved his career.

Nicknamed ‘Rambo’, Lambert continued his impressive form with 6+3 in Thursday’s stunning win over title hopefuls Workington at Owlerton.

And he’s been piling up the points at National League level for Stoke who are through to the Knockout Cup Final.

Lambert was controversially axed by Scunthorpe this time last year and Tigers wasted no time in snapping him up.

He performed well enough to be handed one of the first places in the team for this season and he has continued his fine run of form.

“I’d never been sacked at anything before,” said Lambert. “And I didn’t know what to do with myself for a few days afterwards.

“I didn’t feel like riding, it can be demoralising when that happens but then the call came from Sheffield, that got me back on track.

“It’s probably not over the top to say the move to Owlerton salvaged my career because I could so easily have just raced in the National League for the rest of last season. But I enjoyed myself and it was like I had a point to prove and the points started coming for Sheffield and luckily I have taken it a step onwards this season. I’m really enjoying riding the bike.

“Hopefully that form will continue for the rest of the season and the team can continue to challenge the leaders, I know there are teams with meetings in hand but we have the points in the bag which is important for us.”

Tigers have a welcome break in away fixtures after a hectic schedule of late and face Edinburgh at Owlerton in next Thursday’s attractive Premier League clash. They are expected to be unchanged for the meeting.