SHEFFIELD TIGERS: Chris Schramm is our man, says happy Neil Machin

New boy: Chris Schramm
New boy: Chris Schramm
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CHRIS Schramm has joined Sheffield as a replacement for the injured Klaus Jakobsen.

The Star revealed yesterday that club owner Neil Machin had agreed terms with an unnamed rider over the weekend and he has now confirmed that former-Ipswich man Schramm is his man.

Schramm should make his Tigers debut in Thursday’s Premier clash with Rye House. The Essex-born racer will come in on an average 6.28 and that moves Emiliano Sanchez down to reserve.

Machin said; “I’m delighted we managed to get Chris. It will be great to have a full team again. Chris was so enthusiastic about riding for Sheffield, it was refreshing. He is a proven performer.

“He achieved a decent average last year with Ipswich but saw his year curtailed by injury so he became a forgotten man.

“Without doubt, the inclusion of Chris makes us stronger.”

Schramm has been one of the Premier League’s most consistent performers and his vibrant personality has seen him become a fans favourite.

Machin knows that Schramm’s off-track presence can also be a huge benefit to his side.

“We wanted to bring someone in who will fit in with the team and add to the excellent spirit that the boys have established,” he said. “Chris will bring another dimension to the side.”